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30 December 2011

The 10 most-read blog posts of 2011

Your favourite NS blogs from the past year.

By New Statesman

We’ll be downing tools over the New Year bank holiday, resuming normal service on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. In the meantime, here are the 10 most-read blogs of 2011. Click here for a list of the most-read pieces on overall (including magazine articles).

1. Exclusive interview: Julian Assange on Murdoch, Manning and the threat from China | by New Statesman, 12 January 2011.

A Staggers blog previewing John Pilger’s interview with the Wikileaks founder.

2. Preview: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens | by George Eaton, 13 December 2011

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Exclusive extracts from the Hitchen’s final interview, which was carried out by our Christmas guest editor Richard Dawkins.

3. What really happened in Trafalgar Square | by Laurie Penny, 27 March 2011

Laurie Penny reports from the anti-cuts march. Neither mindless nor violent, young protesters were forced into a stand-off with police.

4. You should have your tongue ripped out”: the reality of sexist abuse online | by Helen Lewis-Hasteley, 3 November 2011

Female bloggers speak out about misogynist comments, rape threats and death threats.

5. Preview: Nick Clegg and Jemima Khan interview | by George Eaton, 6 April 2011

The Staggers excerpts the best bits from Jemima Khan’s headline making interview with the Deputy Prime Minister: “Why are the students angry with you, Papa?”

6. Assange: “WikiLeaks is the intelligence agency of the people” | by New Statesman, 5 April 2011

The site chief discusses radical journalism and WikiLeaks’s main threat in an exclusive New Statesman essay, which is previewed here.

7. Quote of the day: “Shut up, you homophobic cow” | by Duncan Robinson, 8 July 2011

An insight into the happy marriage of Rebekah Brooks and Ross Kemp.

8. Where now for the Goldstone report? | by John Dugard, 6 April 2011

In short, there are no new facts that could possibly have led Richard Goldstone to change his mind about the UN-backed investigation into Israel and the conflict in Gaza.

9. The Hugh Grant tapes | by New Statesman, 14 April 2011

The audio of Hugh Grant’s secretly taped conversation with former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan.

10. Libya war: in pictures | by Samira Shackle, 21 March 2011

A photo gallery made after France, Britain and the US began attacks on Libya’s army, airbases and other military targets.