ASA and CAP Annual Report 2018

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) Annual Report 2018 published today reveals that more ads have been amended or withdrawn than ever before as a result of their work. And, in a year when online cases* outnumbered television cases by almost 3:1, it also highlights the new, proactive and innovative projects ASA and CAP are undertaking as part of a new five year strategy focused on having more impact online. *paid ads online and companies’ own ad claims on their own websites, social media spaces,…

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Women fight back as oppressive and sexist policies dominate 2018 – Amnesty annual review

Some of the most disadvantaged women in the world are at risk of being further marginalised due to oppressive and sexist policies, Amnesty International warned today as it launched its annual review on the state of global human rights. The 52-page report, Rights Today, launches on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and analyses the human rights situation in seven regions around the world. It warns that the actions of “tough guy” world leaders pushing misogynistic, xenophobic and homophobic policies, as well as using toxic rhetoric,…

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