Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor of The Independent.
29 June 2014 04:36 PM
As Andy Coulson is found guilty of phone hacking charges, Tories will be anxious not to make enemies before the election
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.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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