Are women still getting short-changed on Question Time?
By James Evans - 10 July 14:34

A bit of number-crunching reveals on average in 2013, only two of the five panellists on <em>Question Time</em> were women. It's time for the BBC to be bold.

Why I can't stand Clare Balding
By Will Self - 14 June 10:16

Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.

New Statesman
WATCH: John Oliver hosts the Daily Show for the first time
By Alex Hern - 12 June 15:33

As first days go, it could have been quieter…

President Dmitry Medvedev pays a visit in 2011.
Inside Russia Today: counterweight to the mainstream media, or Putin's mouthpiece?
By Oliver Bullough - 10 May 14:56

Up to 2.5m Britons watch the Kremlin-funded TV channel, which is so strongly critical of Western governments it's known as the "anti Fox News". But does it have a blind spot when it comes to Russia's own failings?

Laurie Penny on sexual violence: This is not the "persecution of old men". This is the prosecution of rapists, and we should applaud it
By Laurie Penny - 10 May 10:52

It’s not just about Jimmy Savile, or Stuart Hall, or the BBC, or the Socialist Workers’ Party, or two American high-schoolers crying in court, or three young women chained in a basement in Ohio, or one dead girl in a hospital in Delhi. After too long, pe

What can be done about the BBC’s raw deal for migrants?
By Martin Plaut - 07 March 14:11

Welsh and Scottish Gaelic have their own language broadcasts as well as the English output, but communities like British Somalis receive nothing, despite paying the same license fee.

Jon Stewart: "At least God isn’t hurling rocks and loose horsemeat at us."
By Alex Hern - 20 February 12:46

The Daily Show tackles horse meat.

DC comics faces boycott over Superman writer who linked gay men and paedophilia
By Alex Hern - 11 February 16:54

Adventures of Superman writer Orson Scott Card's history of homophobia sparks protest.

New Statesman
Pun-soaked platitudes? You just got muted
By Jon Bernstein - 29 January 7:20

Why is the general standard of commentary so underwhelming?

The gates to BBC Television Centre
Savile: Denialism and the "grooming the nation" delusion
By Martin Robbins - 14 January 14:32

The myth that Savile "groomed the nation" is pure denialism - pretending that the problem isn’t about us but some other group.

The Savile case shows what happens when a celebrity becomes untouchable
By Paul Donovan - 11 January 16:36

An unhealthy type of Faustian pact has developed between the media and the celebrity class.

A scene from Count Duckula.
Fraggle Rock was as good as I remembered, but Count Duckula was much, much worse
By Bim Adewunmi - 11 January 7:49

CITV's Old Skool Weekend pricked the bubble of childhood nostalgia for Bim Adewunmi.

New Statesman
Andrew Marr recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke
By George Eaton - 09 January 23:41

The presenter is "responding to treatment" after being taken ill on Tuesday, says the BBC.

The dead of night: how to write the perfect ghost story
By Mark Gatiss - 31 December 7:42

Mark Gatiss tells Robin Ince about his love of MR James.

The King VII hospital where Kate Middleton was treated (Getty Images)
Radio boss says hospital hoax not illegal
By New Statesman - 08 December 12:17

The station is "incredibly saddened" by death of nurse

Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton with Zin Mar Aung in March 2012
A poet behind bars, broadcasting from Burma and an argument over aid
By Phil Jones - 06 December 5:52

What kind of regime is so afraid that it imprisons a 22-year-old woman for ten years for writing a poem? We’re broadcasting Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show live from Burma, something that until recently would have been unthinkable. The poet’s name is Zin Mar Aung.

New Statesman
It's official: Panorama is the least funny program on iPlayer
By Alex Hern - 05 December 17:12

Tell iPlayer your mood, and it can now tell you what to watch.

New Statesman
Filing from the warzone - the dangers of conflict reporting
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 03 December 16:51

Conflict reporting has always been the most dangerous branch of journalism - but in the changing political landscape of recent years, has it become even more so?

David Dimbleby, host of Question Time
Is there bias on BBC Question Time?
By Phil Burton-Cartledge - 26 November 17:04

Phil Burton-Cartledge has crunched the numbers on the political persuasions of the guests on the BBC's flagship politics programme.

Tony Hall, who has just been announced as the new BBC director-general
Royal Opera chief Lord Hall replaces Entwistle as new director-general
By Press Gazette - 22 November 12:54

The former head of BBC News will take up the post in early March.

A television camera outside is positioned outside BBC Television Centre
As Gaza is savaged again, understanding the BBC’s role requires more than sentiment
By John Pilger - 22 November 7:33

We must understand the BBC as a pre-eminent state propagandist and censor by omission, says John Pilger.

Can every Twitter user be expected to factcheck Newsnight?
By Alex Andreou - 20 November 15:57

As the Lord McAlpine case shows, at some point we have to trust news organisations to tell us the truth.

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
"It's got to do with Iran" - Chief Rabbi caught off guard on the Today programme
By George Eaton - 16 November 9:18

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says Gaza conflict is "to do with Iran" after not realising he was still on air.

Conservative peer Alistair McAlpine
Lord McAlpine on the BBC: the most unsettling interview of the year
By George Eaton - 15 November 14:20

As the frail-sounding Conservative peer spoke, the scale of the wrongs against him became clear.

An employee walks inside BBC headquarters at New Broadcasting House
A sense of perspective on the BBC
By Joan Bakewell - 15 November 7:28

This a flawed, human institution like any other.

Chris Patten, Chairman of the BBC Trust.
Why the Tories’ knives are out for Chris Patten
By Tristram Hunt - 15 November 7:24

There's quite a lot of settling old scores going on, says Tristram Hunt.

Each BBC crisis sows the seed for the next
By Jason Cowley - 15 November 7:17

After the Newsnight debacle, it is excessive caution – not recklessness – that threatens the BBC.

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