Welcome to a very special 30th anniversary edition of The Independent. Inside you’ll find 30 of the best front pages, news reports, cartoons, comment pieces and photographs. Together they present a snapshot of a great paper at an exciting moment in its history.
The author's early journalism reveals his delight in observation and storytelling – but also an experimental approach to his writing that would by turns surprise, unsettle and beguile readers of his later fiction
US reporter and French photographer Remi Ochlik died in an air strike in Homs in 2012
A memoir that mixes autobiography with rock-star encounters
Interior Ministry says it 'reserves the right to take legal action against promoters of these rumours and false news'
The UK is described as having a 'satisfactory situation' but has dropped two places in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index
Closure could be 'wholly damaging to the university, union and students'
Passing of the motion will allow for 'true and accurate' coverage during student officer elections
Since 2001, Patrick Cockburn has provided peerless reporting of the wars that have torn apart the Middle East and created the conditions in which Al-Qaeda and Islamic State have grown and flourished. In the first of a series of excerpts from his new book, he combines eyewitness accounts of the battles for Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and beyond with an explanation of what these conflicts have in common – and how they were reported or misreported at the time
Matilda Battersby reports on why film-makers love delving into the lives of journalists and if the Hollywood picture of a newroom is ever a reality
The 29-year-old has repeatedly insisted he is innocent
'She's nine for God’s sake. She isn't capable of sensationalism'
You need to snake your way to what’s true, allow the words to discover passion, not passion dictate the words
A gig review in the style of The Ancient Mariner… how to make a toaster into conceptual art… why gays like musicals. We’ve selected some of the best of The Independent’s arts journalism since 1986
When I was the producer-director of a Panorama episode which used secret filming to expose abuse at a care home, I was surprised that a family member of a resident had captured sufficient evidence to lead to a conviction
Fox host Andrea Tantaros’ new book is about how feminism has 'made women miserable'