Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor of The Independent.

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Higgins says: 'You'd better be careful what you put out there because if I can find out about these [Russian] soldiers, I can sure as hell find out about you'

With Isis, Assad and Putin exposed, who's next on citizen journalist Eliot Higgins' list?

Any of us can pause a YouTube video or find an old friend on Facebook. But only one man has used these simple online tools to expose the world's darkest secrets. No wonder everyone from the police to Google wants a piece of the blogger from Leicester
An interview with Benedict Cumberbatch was a recent coup for 'The Big Issue'

'The Big Issue' enjoys big Christmas success

Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne have featured in recent editions

Robin Day interviews British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for the BBC Panorama television show on April 09, 1984
A million people died from starvation and disease during the Irish famine in the mid-19th century

Potato famine comedy prompts Irish outrage at Channel 4

Channel commissions sitcom called Hungry from Irish writer

Music producer Trevor Horn, part owner of SARM studios in Notting Hill

Trevor Horn interview: ‘Computers haven’t killed the recording studio yet’

Trevor Horn talks about his plan to turn west London’s historic Sarm Studios into a musical village

Stampy Cat has become a huge hit with young children

Stampy Cat: Joseph Garrett's cartoon from Minecraft that is bigger than Justin Bieber – and has just been linked to Disney

Joseph Garrett’s YouTube hit has gone global with a Disney-backed classroom deal

Stephen Hawking's wife Jane Wilde on their marriage breakdown: 'The family were left behind'

Jane Hawking was talking ahead of the release of a biopic made about the scientist

Ed Richards, the retiring head of Ofcom, has accused government representatives of showing favouritism to Rupert Murdoch’s companies

Government favoured Rupert Murdoch's media empire, says outgoing Ofcom chief

Ed Richards believes relations between politicians and News Corp were 'too cosy'

Jeremy Clarkson, left, and Richard Hammond upset the locals in South America

Top Gear: Patagonia Special part two, review: Controversial petrol heads come to a buddy end

Like Butch and Sundance, who fled the law to Argentina, they made a run for it - though perhaps not as heroically as they implied

Ed Richards at the Ofcom offices in Southwark, south London

Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us