Ian Beales

an Beales, for 20 years a leading UK regional newspaper editor, is now a media consultant specialising in self-regulation of the press and newspaper design. He was founder editor of the CPU magazine, CPQ. He is secretary to the UK Editors’ Code of Practice Committee and author of The Editors’ Codebook, the official handbook to the UK Editors’ Code, and of Imperfect Freedom, a study of press self-regulation in the Commonwealth.

He has acted as a consultant in Cape Town, Colombo, Accra, Nairobi, Mombasa, Barbados, Tblisi, Madrid, Samoa, Tonga, Beijing, Shanghai, Guanzhou, and Chongqing.

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