Ian Burrell

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

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The man who inspired Band Aid has mutated into a grumpy old nostalgist desperate for a platform for his prejudices

Michael Buerk: The moralist with a microphone

The man who inspired Band Aid has mutated into a grumpy old nostalgist desperate for a platform for his prejudices

The London mayor hatched plan in 1999 when he was editor of The Spectator

Boris Johnson's elaborate ruse to persuade News Of The World he was a cocaine dealer

London mayor hatched plan in 1999 when he was editor of The Spectator

Mazher Mahmood’s face was revealed by BBC ‘Panorama’

Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood: Lord Goldsmith calls for review of convictions as undercover reporter is exposed

Solicitor representing Mazher Mahmood's victims claims case is 'more serious' than phone hacking

Tony Jordan, award-winning writer

With the UK film industry booming, the BBC's blockbuster Dickensian has nowhere to film

Exclusive: Epic production might be forced to eastern Europe

Dapper Laughs found success through the video app Vine

Dapper Laughs ITV show cancelled over vlogger's 'rape comedy routine'

Dapper Laughs found success through the video app Vine

BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat bulletin has been rapped for breaching broadcasting rules after airing an interview with Isis fighter Kabir Ahmed, in which he boasted that waging war in the Middle East was 'fun' and better than playing the violent video game Call Of Duty

BBC's Newsbeat reprimanded for letting Isis fighter compare jihad to Call of Duty

Youth news show criticised by BBC Trust

Ian Burrell: Al Jazeera offers fresh input to UK election coverage

A late and unexpected arrival to the televised general election debates arrives from the east in the shape of the Qatari-owned network Al Jazeera English.

BBC warns of China's 'direct threat' to the future of the World Service

State-funded China Central Television (CCTV) is using its wealth of resources to undermine other international networks

Innovative sources of funding are helping small businesses to raise cash as an alternative to traditional banks

Ian Burrell: Britain needs to understand what an incomparable asset it has in the BBC World Service, argues its outgoing head

The Media Column: Peter Horrocks knows the future of the World Service – now funded from the licence fee and not the Foreign Office coffers – depends on British public sympathy

The channel will kick off with music from Taylor Swift

Radio 1 takes on video rivals MTV and YouTube with permanent channel on BBC iPlayer

Youth music station’s transition follows five years of testing the online water

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin