Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor of The Independent.
29 June 2014 04:30 PM
Applications for chairman of the BBC Trust closed on Friday. The change of rules to allow the chairman to give just two days a week to the role (instead of three to four) sounds like an attempt to woo Lord Coe, the Conservatives’ preferred candidate. Lord Coe is keen on becoming President of the International Association of Athletics Federations next year.
29 June 2014 04:29 PM
I’ve just returned from the World Cup in Brazil where the discomfort of England’s travelling fans was compounded by the behaviour of British tabloids months before the tournament began.
26 June 2014 06:28 PM
Celebrity protesters, from anti-fracking crusader Bianca Jagger to badger champion Brian May, are distorting the BBC’s coverage of rural affairs, a major study commissioned by the BBC Trust has found.
Andy Coulson guilty in phone hacking trial: The scandal that led to self-examination unprecedented in four centuries of a free press
24 June 2014 01:53 PM
But how much has changed in terms of regulation? Nothing much, if you listen to some of the hacking victims
Andy Coulson guilty in phone hacking trial: How hacking scandal punctured the puffed-up House of Murdoch
24 June 2014 01:45 PM
But has Rupert Murdoch got away with it? Many analysts in America think so
Andy Coulson guilty in phone hacking trial: His future may well depend on a level of privacy denied the hacking victims
24 June 2014 01:21 PM
His insights into the machinations of power make him a potentially valuable consultant if he can operate below the radar
Rebekah Brooks cleared in phone hacking trial: What next for the flame-haired Murdoch 'chosen one' who became the most powerful woman in the British media?
24 June 2014 01:10 PM
She charmed both the horse-riding David Cameron and 'unofficial adviser' Tony Blair
23 June 2014 04:56 PM
One of the most colourful characters in the British media passes away unexpectedly
12 June 2014 12:00 AM
Weird news - from Sainsbury’s including a mannequin in a “slave costume” as part of a promotional display to Fox News accidentally broadcasting a picture of a penis in its coverage of a helicopter crash – is overtaking entertainment and celebrity stories as the key driver of traffic on digital news sites, according to a major report from an Oxford University-based institute.
11 June 2014 06:18 PM
Alexander Chancellor yesterday gently lowered himself into the editor’s seat at The Oldie magazine nearly four decades after taking on a similar role at The Spectator.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 3 Do you know this man? Amnesia sufferer found in park pleads for help in identifying who he is
- 4 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1