New Statesman
Watch: Immigration minister Mark Harper tells Iraqi asylum seeker to leave the UK
By New Statesman - 14 October 16:09

Confronting Esam Amin on the <em>Sunday Politics West</em>, Harper said that his claim to stay in Britain was "ridiculous".

Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves.
Newsnight editor Ian Katz brands Rachel Reeves "boring snoring" in Twitter fail
By Media Mole - 10 September 8:01

The programme's new editor insults the Labour shadow cabinet minister and refers to his former trade as "snooooozepapers".

David Frost dies aged 74
By New Statesman - 01 September 11:30

The broadcaster suffered a suspected heart attack, his family announced.

Men walk past a bank of television screens displaying BBC channels
Hard Evidence: How biased is the BBC?
By Mike Berry - 23 August 9:01

Does the BBC really have a left-wing, anti-business agenda as certain elements of the press like to claim? Or is there more to it than that? Cardiff University Lecturer Mike Berry crunches the numbers to see where Auntie's leanings really lie.

New Statesman
Women write just a quarter of accredited stories in our national newspapers
By Bithia Large - 09 August 10:44

Bithia Large studied the number of women writing for eight different newspapers in 2013 and found some depressing results.

Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart.
An Atheist in the Foxhole by Joe Muto: A lot of fun at Fox News, but somewhat light on revelation
By Nicky Woolf - 11 July 8:59

Joe Muto, a self-described liberal and Obama supporter, joined Fox News in 2004. Nicky Woolf finds his insider exposé insightful, if a little underwhelming.

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.

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