Ecuador is pressing for a deal that offers justice to Assange's accusers – and essential protection for whistleblowers
5. The west's hypocrisy over Pussy Riot is breathtaking (Guardian)
Our courts now jail at the drop of a headline – for stealing water or abuse sent on Twitter. So who are we to condemn Russia?
6. Everyone's talking about rape (Guardian)
So why do so few of these commentators appear to have the first clue what it actually is? Writes Hadley Freeman.
7. Honours: how to decide who deserves that little extra (Telegraph)
Our honours system will never satisfy everyone, but it meets an important need, writes Douglas Hurd.
8. Forget the politics and build George Orwell a statue (Telegraph)
The greatest British journalist of his day should be honoured at the BBC’s new Broadcasting House, writes Joan Bakewell.
9. Why do we need to pay billions of pounds for big projects? (Financial Times)
The current estimate for the cost of the Olympics in 2012 is £11bn, writes John Kay.
Women are fed up with male politicians on both sides of the Atlantic diminishing this serious crime, writes Louise Mench.