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?
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.
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?
Peter Wilby's First Thoughts.
We break down the runners and riders to be the next Guardian editor, as Alan Rusbridger announces his resignation after 20 years.
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.
Absolutely no downside here, nooooooooooo.
That joke isn't funny any more.
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.
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.
Two decades ago, a new kind of man emerged intent on having it all. GQ editor Dylan Jones asks what happened to him.
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.
More exposure is needed on what is going on behind the scenes of foreign reporting – between the bylines, when the cameras stop rolling.
It’s an easy mistake to make. . .
The former Newsnight host will be in the chair for Channel 4 on election night 2015.
The Guardian’s Nick Davies was courageous and correct to expose the practice – but he has crossed the line from reporter to campaigner.
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.
Twenty-four-hour news channels and all the commentary online make it ever harder to offer a definitive take on the day.
What we're doing to tackle the “7 per cent problem”.
The author and screenwriter Peter Jukes reviews two new exposés on the News of the World scandal.
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.
Sky’s Stuart Murphy explains why the broadcaster has introduced targets to combat the absence of real change in BAME representation.
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.
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?
The Department for Communities and Local Government has attempted a BuzzFeed listicle. Prepare to cringe.
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.
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.
Not inflammatory at all.
What means, legal or illegal, are justified by what ends? And how has the law treated the British journalist over the years?
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column