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The BBC, we learned last week, was an organisation crawling with more sexual predators than we had previously thought. It was also, said an official report, a place gripped by an "undercurrent of fear", where bullied staff were afraid to speak out because they did not trust their managers.

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Ian Burrell: Make no mistake - Thatcher’s funeral will be nothing like Diana’s

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Ian Burrell: By embracing feminism, the New Statesman beat its old rival

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Ian Burrell: 2013 is a tipping point for online news, as Britain's paywalls go up

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Fond as he is of Italian holidays, David Cameron promised he would never emulate Julius Caesar and "cross the Rubicon" – the stream outside Rimini which has come to symbolise a point of no return. On the other side of the Prime Minister's Rubicon was a new territory where the press was subject to statute, a prospect which – as senior figures in the newspaper industry reminded him – threatened a British tradition of free speech that dated back three centuries.

Leveson's sheriffs will have no jurisdiction in the web's Wild West

Media Studies: Many blogs exist in the shadows of anonymity, where political agendas can easily be disguised

Ian Burrell: Lesson of the 'Mirror' is... lose your identity, and readers will go too

Media Studies. Plus: New light thrown on Terry case; Press-police relations 'frozen'

Ian Burrell: Is Channel 4 a sinking ship – or is it just in need of a shake-up?

It has lost goodwill in the independent production sector, the lifeblood of its creative ideas for decades

Ian Burrell: Popular to pariah... how Lord Puttnam killed the historic Defamation Bill

Media Studies: The Defamation Bill faces being thrown onto the scrapheap – because of one man
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