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He led AutoMaidan protest movement that organised motorcades outside the houses of politicians and oligarchs

Faith & Reason: What to remember . . . and what to forget

Remembrance Sunday is not merely a memorial day for the dead. It is a time to consider what we should keep in our collective consciousness

C5 withdraws pounds 1m Kirsty Young offer

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Letter: Cheerful news

Sir: In your story on ITN's plans for a 24-hour news channel (29 October), you included a claim that the audience for Channel 5 News, also produced by ITN, had "hit rock bottom" since the evening programme moved from 7pm to 6pm in March this year. The opposite is in fact the case. Since the move, the number of viewers has gone up by nearly 30 per cent and the percentage audience share has doubled.

Arts: How the medium met the massage

Television has realised that sex sells. With a future of digital abundance, how much further can it go? By Michael Collins

Letter: Will Self-Self-Self

MANY THANKS to Will Self-Self-Self for appointing me "The People's Porn-Broker" (Review, 19 September), an ironic title given that adult programming constitutes only 2 per cent of Channel 5's output. However, in this new role may I offer the thanks of a grateful nation for last week's Review cover where you featured a female artist in high heels and skimpy black underwear, with her right hand between her legs. Keep up the good work.

THE PEOPLE'S PORN-BROKER; interview

Dawn Airey, director of `programmes' at Channel 5, embodies the spirit of New Britain: ostensibly a concerned modernist, she has a ruthlessly commercial heart. Will Self tries to get on her wavelength

BBC braced for new crisis after `black Wednesday' fiasco

BBC BOSSES were last night preparing themselves for more ratings trouble, this time over digital television.

Media: Has C5 got ideas above its station?

Channel 5 may be the butt of many jokes, but the fledgling TV station can expect to be laughing all the way to the bank very soon.

Channel 5 banks on diet of sex

CHANNEL 5 stuck to its notorious formula of football, films and sex when it unveiled its autumn programme schedule yesterday.

Pearson slumps into the red

PEARSON, THE media group, slid into the red for the first-half with a pre-tax loss of pounds 38m as the acquisition last autumn of Simon & Schuster's educational publishing business ramped up costs.

Media: The Word on the Street

IT IS surprising that the BBC's star newsreaders Peter Sissons and Michael Buerk have not yet presented a news bulletin from Kosovo. Jon Snow has been there for Channel 4 News and James Naughtie delivered some memorable reports for the Radio 4 Today programme. Both Sissons and Buerk have apparently turned down the chance for the identical pragmatic reason. They were out of contract and while negotiating their new ones were not covered by Beeb insurance.
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