Finding them online is one thing, but how does one “rehabilitate” a paedophile? Photo: Getty
Is a zero-tolerance approach really the best way to stop paedophiles from abusing children?
By Hussein Kesvani - 19 December 15:01

A new security branch has been created to find paedophiles lurking on the “dark web”. Yet this zero-tolerance attitude is beginning to be called into question – for people who have never acted on their desires and want help, should we be locking them up at all?

John Simpson: “The BBC faces an existential crisis”
By John Simpson - 12 December 15:25

Under attack yet again from the government, the corporation must make savage cuts. But knee-jerk decisions could do it – and our national life – irreparable damage.

Alan Rusbridger. Photo: Getty
What does Alan Rusbridger’s departure mean for his beloved “digital-first” model?
By Peter Wilby - 11 December 11:21

The Guardian editor-in-chief, who has pioneered the paper’s online growth by making all content available on the internet for free, has announced that he is stepping down. What now?

Who will replace Alan Rusbridger at the Guardian?
By Harry Lambert - 10 December 18:40

We break down the runners and riders to be the next Guardian editor, as Alan Rusbridger announces his resignation after 20 years.

The New Republic’s logo – the magazine was founded in 1914.
The New Republic collapses as it turns 100
By Jason Cowley - 10 December 17:10

If the New Statesman has a sister publication, it is the New Republic. The magazine’s collapse provokes us to ask whether such an institution can be more than a vanity project without destroying its purpose and heritage, or losing its political identity altogether.

Mail Online indulges in horrific ebola clickbait
By Media Mole - 20 November 11:29

Absolutely no downside here, nooooooooooo.

Pedestrians cross a street in front of bars and restaurants in Hong Kong's Wanchai district,where Rurik Jutting lived. Image: Philippe Lopze/Getty.
Mail Online finds woman to blame for Hong Kong murders
By Media Mole - 03 November 13:57

That joke isn't funny any more.

Why the hell is there a sad orangutan in the Scottish and Southern Energy adverts?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 23 October 12:56

We've uncovered the TRUTH behind Maya, the SSE orangutan, and why she is so interested in how escalators work despite being from Borneo. Pulitzer plz.

Silhouettes representing French women victims of violence. Photo: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images
My attacker was jailed. Do I have to be grateful?
By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett - 22 October 10:41

As a female victim of male violence, things could always be worse. But despite what society and the media tell us, there are no “small mercies”, and we don’t have to be grateful.

Boys will be boys: as the Nineties progressed men's magazines "had only one button to press: sex". Photo: David Turner/Rex Features
Dylan Jones: The New Lad – my part in his downfall
By Dylan Jones - 16 October 10:00

Two decades ago, a new kind of man emerged intent on having it all. GQ editor Dylan Jones asks what happened to him.

A view of the press covering the formation of the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition in 2010. Photo: Getty
The British media has a terrible problem with “surface diversity”
By Monisha Rajesh - 14 October 16:27

At first glance, the British press appears to be embracing diversity. But scratch the surface and it is as white as ever, with a few non-white writers pushed into mostly covering only issues related to their identity.

A young journalist, carrying a camera and a gun, walks down a street in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: Getty
How do journalists keep themselves safe in warzones?
By Vicky Baker - 02 October 17:26

More exposure is needed on what is going on behind the scenes of foreign reporting – between the bylines, when the cameras stop rolling.

David Cameron is evil, says Channel 4 (almost)
By Media Mole - 01 October 12:36

It’s an easy mistake to make. . .

Get ready to see this face surrounded by some snazzy purple graphics. Photo: Getty
“This should be fun”: Jeremy Paxman to front Channel 4’s election night coverage
By Media Mole - 24 September 10:32

The former Newsnight host will be in the chair for Channel 4 on election night 2015.

Defender of Nick's faith: Davies targes Coulson and Murdoch but finds Rusbridger's paper flawless. Montage: Dan Murrell
The righteous mind: when reporting on phone-hacking turned into campaigning
By Stephen Glover - 11 September 10:00

The Guardian’s Nick Davies was courageous and correct to expose the practice – but he has crossed the line from reporter to campaigner.

Jennifer Lawrence. Photo: Getty
Online abuse, leaked nudes and revenge porn: this is nothing less than terrorism against women
By Helen Lewis - 03 September 9:57

The abuse of women on the internet, like the hacking of female celebrities' naked photos, is not just intended to hurt the individuals involved. These are  deliberately outrageous acts designed to create a spectacle and to instil fear in a target population - in other words, terrorism.

 Jeremy Paxman’s ability to create a sense of theatre even on a dull night is missed. Photo: BBC/Jeff Overs
Gee up, Newsnight: is it time to stop flogging the dying horse?
By Roger Mosey - 29 August 10:54

Twenty-four-hour news channels and all the commentary online make it ever harder to offer a definitive take on the day.

Social mobility and the New Statesman
By Helen Lewis - 28 August 12:37

What we're doing to tackle the “7 per cent problem”. 

Crash and burn: Colin Myler, last editor of the News of the World, closes the paper in 2011. Photo: Tom Stoddart/Getty
Other people’s voicemail: how phone-hacking became the news
By Peter Jukes - 26 August 12:29

The author and screenwriter Peter Jukes reviews two new exposés on the News of the World scandal. 

The Sun on the newsstand. Photo: Getty
The Sun is offering a date with a Page 3 girl as a prize – women and men deserve better than this
By Glosswitch - 21 August 12:16

It’s the logical outcome of countless messages regarding what a woman is supposed to be: beautiful, available, smiling, bending to the will of men and existing only to reflect men’s glory.

Floella Benjamin is one of the stars who has given the issue more prominence of late. Photo: Getty
Making a permanent change to the representation of ethnicity on our screens
By Stuart Murphy - 21 August 11:29

Sky’s Stuart Murphy explains why the broadcaster has introduced targets to combat the absence of real change in BAME representation.

James Foley photographed in Aleppo in 2012. Photo by Mano Brabo
ISIS video appears to show killing of US Journalist James Foley
By Sophie McBain - 20 August 8:06

Late last night, the militant jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) released a video purporting to show the beheading of James Foley, a US journalist who went missing in Syria in 2012. Foley was a fearless, generous and committed reporter, who had also been detained while reporting in Libya. 

Kellie Maloney being interviewed on ITV's Good Morning Britain, 13 August
Kellie Maloney, Newsnight and the debate the transgender community refused to have
By Miranda Yardley - 18 August 10:19

On 11 August, I was asked to appear on the BBC’s Newsnight with two other transgender journalists. Hours later, they pulled out - amid a welter of accusations that I was a "violent transphobe" who does not believe in trans people's "right to exist". As a trans woman myself, is what I have to say really so unsayable?

“Is Your Landlord Actually Incredible?”: should the government be allowed on BuzzFeed?
By Media Mole - 15 August 10:08

The Department for Communities and Local Government has attempted a BuzzFeed listicle. Prepare to cringe.

Lisa Hammond, who has just been cast in Eastenders. Photo: BBC
The BBC’s plans to show more disabled people on TV are good – but they should be better
By Scott Jordan Harris - 13 August 16:33

The UK is ready to see far more people on TV who do not conform to the able-bodied ideal of what people on TV should look like.

Boxing world’s support for Kellie Maloney – formerly Frank – shows how far we've come
By Media Mole - 11 August 12:41

Sports stars have offered their support to Kellie Maloney, who guided Lennox Lewis to the heavyweight title in 1993 when she was known as Frank.  

Times of Israel pulls “permissible genocide” blog
By Media Mole - 01 August 17:45

Not inflammatory at all. 

A look back: Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey ahead of his sentencing, 4 July. Photo: Getty
Hacks in the dock: Duncan Campbell on the history of jailed journalists
By Duncan Campbell - 31 July 11:25

What means, legal or illegal, are justified by what ends? And how has the law treated the British journalist over the years?

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