Ian Burrell

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

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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

Sir Alan Moses said the power to levy £1m fines was ‘a big bazooka’ that Ipso was unwilling to use

Press watchdog Ipso says David Cameron 'promised the Earth to media victims' but could not deliver

'We want a free, fair, unruly press,' Sir Alan Moses tells newspaper executives in speech

One Young World summit 2014: Meet the youngsters networking their way to world peace

Last month in Dublin, some of the planet’s brightest young minds came together to brainstorm conflicts that have plagued us for decades. Are they naive idealists? Or could these leaders-in-waiting deliver a little peace and light?
A drugs trial involving Tulisa Contostavlos collapsed in July as a judge questioned Mazher Mahmood’s credibility

Fake Sheikh to be unmasked in BBC Panorama documentary

Mazher Mahmood failed to obtain an injunction

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John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

Ron Dennis shrugs off a poor start to the season in an exclusive interview, and says the glory days will come back
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most