Ian Burrell

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

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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

Sir Alan Moses is due to set out his proposals for the fledgling body in a speech tomorrow

Press watchdog chairman Sir Alan Moses wants more power for victims

"He is anxious for reform to investigate abuses and offer redress"

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
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