Ian Burrell

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

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Barack Obama awards Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Ben Bradlee dead: He was a ‘true newspaperman’ – President Obama pays tribute to Watergate editor

Investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein issued a joint statement praising their former editor as 'a true friend and genius leader in journalism'

Contestants during this summer's Celebrity Big Brother grand finale

Channel 5 likely to push Big Brother to the margins of its schedule

Broadcaster attempting to change its image following sale to American media group Viacom

Frank Sivero in Goodfellas; Simpsons' wise guy Louie

Goodfellas star Frank Sivero sues for $250m over Simpsons character

Dan Castellaneta, who voices gangster Louie, maintains portrayal based on Joe Pesci

Twitter is rife with annoying internet colloquialisms

Epic win: The new social media tool that automatically edits out annoying internet idioms

If you use one Twitter app today, use Pre-Tweet

The increase in libel cases brought over comments made on Twitter and other 'new media' platforms is being attributed to a lack of understanding among social media users that they are legally responsible for what they write

Libel cases prompted by social media posts rise 300% in a year

Increase is blamed on users’ lack of understanding of their legal responsibilities

Ink global has used savvy marketing and a globe-trotting readership to take over the world’s skies

Founder Michael Keating talks about the success behind the London-based company

My Life: Penguin Post Office is natural history for CBeebies

After the Jeremy Clarkson fiasco in Tierra del Fuego, a happier BBC story from the bottom of the Earth.

Health workers at Doctors Without Borders (MSF), work in the high-risk area of the ELWA 3 Ebola treatment center in Liberia

Africa is so much more than Ebola

Ebola shouldn't dominate the media coverage of Africa

Shane Smith founded Vice in Montreal in 1994

Shane Smith interview: Vice chief eyes TV news for 'Generation Y'

Exclusive: Edgy, youth-focused media group is going global, but has it sold out?

Hard sentences: the first copies of ‘Jail Mail’

Jail Mail is a national newspaper with a difference – it's only available in prisons

Britain's third national newspaper for prisoners launched this month. Ian Burrell explores how it compares with previous titles in reporting the news behind bars
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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