The varying accounts of how Shireen Abu Akleh was killed
A Palestinian man reads the front page of a newspaper reporting on the death of veteran Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh,
In Depth

The varying accounts of how Shireen Abu Akleh was killed

Eyewitnesses say Israeli soldiers ‘assassinated’ Al Jazeera journalist but PM claims Palestinians may be responsible
12 May 2022
Starmer vs. Johnson: who performed best against Susanna Reid?
Boris Johnson faced a bruising interview from GMB’s Susanna Reid
Today’s big question

Starmer vs. Johnson: who performed best against Susanna Reid?

Good Morning Britain presenter grills party leaders on cost of living and ‘beergate’
4 May 2022
Alternatives to the BBC licence fee
BBC
In Depth

Alternatives to the BBC licence fee

Government signals end to ‘outdated’ model in broadcasting white paper
29 Apr 2022
Will GB News survive the launch of TalkTV?
Piers Morgan
Talking point

Will GB News survive the launch of TalkTV?

Rupert Murdoch’s new channel hopes to outclass its beleaguered rival
25 Apr 2022
The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix
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Getting to grips with . . .

The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix

Subscriber loss has raised concerns about streaming giant’s future profitability
21 Apr 2022
Graham Phillips: the civil servant-turned-Putin propagandist
Graham Phillips during a visit to Croatia in 2021
Profile

Graham Phillips: the civil servant-turned-Putin propagandist

Former bureaucrat interviews British PoW in Ukraine
21 Apr 2022
Who is the BBC’s new political editor?
New BBC political editor Chris Mason
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who is the BBC’s new political editor?

Any Questions? host Chris Mason appointed as successor to Laura Kuenssberg
13 Apr 2022

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How the world reported Boris Johnson’s trip to Ukraine
Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Global lens

How the world reported Boris Johnson’s trip to Ukraine

Images of Zelenskyy and Johnson on the streets of Kyiv praised as a photo-op ‘that matters’
11 Apr 2022
Who might buy Channel 4?
Channel 4’s headquarters in Horseferry Road, London
Behind the scenes

Who might buy Channel 4?

Broadcaster to go up for sale as senior conservatives criticise decision
5 Apr 2022
The Week Unwrapped: Happiness, Child Q and school uniforms
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Podcasts

The Week Unwrapped: Happiness, Child Q and school uniforms

What makes a country happy? Why are the police strip-searching children? And do school uniforms have a future?
25 Mar 2022
Wheels or doors, Russian losses and speaking pig
Pigs
Podcasts

Wheels or doors, Russian losses and speaking pig

What makes a social media post go viral? What does the war in Ukraine mean for pensions? And can an algorithm understand a pig’s emotions?
18 Mar 2022
The families at conflict over Ukraine invasion
A man says goodbye to his daughter before she boards an evacuation train at Kyiv Central station
Between the lines

The families at conflict over Ukraine invasion

Estimated 11m people in Russia have Ukrainian relatives – but some ‘don’t believe’ war is even happening
8 Mar 2022
Birds, podcasts and painless nostalgia
Birds on a car
Podcasts

Birds, podcasts and painless nostalgia

Why did a flock of blackbirds plunge to their death? Are big-money deals changing the podcast landscape? And can nostalgia alleviate physical pain?
4 Mar 2022
The psychological war between Russia and Ukraine
Families shelter in a Kyiv metro station during a Russian bombardment
Why we’re talking about . . .

The psychological war between Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine is harnessing social media to combat Moscow’s blunt fear tactics
4 Mar 2022
A timeline of Harry and Meghan’s legal action
Duke and Duchess of Sussex
In Focus

A timeline of Harry and Meghan’s legal action

Duke of Sussex launched latest complaint against Associated Newspapers this week
25 Feb 2022
What is a ‘false flag’ operation?
parkland shooting
In Depth

What is a ‘false flag’ operation?

US warns that Russia could launch a fake attack as a justification for war
15 Feb 2022
The conspiracy theorists cashing in on YouTube
Anti-vaccination rally, London
Profile

The conspiracy theorists cashing in on YouTube

One anti-vaccination campaigner nets £500,000 a year from advertising on video platform
14 Feb 2022
How the world reported the ‘final push’ to avoid war in Ukraine
A military instructor teaches civilians holding wooden replicas of Kalashnikov rifles, as they take part in a training session in Kiev
Global lens

How the world reported the ‘final push’ to avoid war in Ukraine

Western officials warn of imminent conflict while Ukraine sticks to more measured rhetoric
14 Feb 2022
BBC licence fee: the pros and cons
BBC
In Depth

BBC licence fee: the pros and cons

Culture secretary signals that national broadcaster will have new funding model from 2027
17 Jan 2022
Who is leaking No. 10 partygate evidence?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Who is leaking No. 10 partygate evidence?

Incendiary revelations from inside Downing Street are chipping away at Boris Johnson’s authority
21 Dec 2021
The BBC’s battle to retain top talent
Andrew Marr waves outside BBC building
Why we’re talking about . . .

The BBC’s battle to retain top talent

Andrew Marr exits as broadcaster launches ‘major reshuffle’ of remaining senior presenters
20 Dec 2021
Child soldiers, gender disparity and saving techno
A child soldier
Podcast

Child soldiers, gender disparity and saving techno

Why are more child soldiers being recruited? What can be done to close the gender pay gap? And would Unesco status kill the cool of Berlin’s club scen…
10 Dec 2021
Sienna Miller and The Sun: the scandal explained
Sienna Miller outside court
Getting to grips with . . .

Sienna Miller and The Sun: the scandal explained

Actress claims tabloid illegally sought medical records during her pregnancy
10 Dec 2021
Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?
Nigel Farage and Donald Trump
In Review

Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?

'World exclusive' interview with former US president raises profile of struggling channel
2 Dec 2021
Is ‘Megxit’ misogynistic?
Meghan and Harry in black tie
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is ‘Megxit’ misogynistic?

Prince Harry is calling for the widely used term to be replaced
30 Nov 2021
Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud
Harry and William
Behind the scenes

Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud

Royals furious about two-part documentary that shines light on inner workings of the households
29 Nov 2021
Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping
In Brief

Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’

State-accredited reporters to undergo training aimed at stamping out dissent
18 Oct 2021
What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?
Andrew Neil and Nigel Farage
In Depth

What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?

Veteran broadcaster presented only eight programmes for the floundering station
14 Sep 2021
Why the BBC is bracing for another hiring row with No. 10
BBC Broadcasting House
Behind the scenes

Why the BBC is bracing for another hiring row with No. 10

Resignation of powerful director of news expected to trigger further political fallout
9 Sep 2021
The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC
BBC Broadcasting House
Why we’re talking about . . .

The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC

Ministers reject plea for cost of licence fee to keep up with inflation
31 Aug 2021
Should the UK be worried about the Beta variant in Spain and France?
Holidaymakers on a beach in Spain
Expert’s view

Should the UK be worried about the Beta variant in Spain and France?

The resurgence of the South African variant in two popular holiday destinations will be a concern for the UK government
2 Aug 2021
Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda
Freedom Day nightclub
Expert’s view

Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda

Rhetoric is latest in long line of associations between Covid and the Second World War
19 Jul 2021
Robbie Gibb vs. Jess Brammar: inside the BBC hiring row
Robbie Gibb
Behind the scenes

Robbie Gibb vs. Jess Brammar: inside the BBC hiring row

Jacob Rees-Mogg joins the dispute that is testing the broadcaster’s independence
14 Jul 2021
Everything we know so far about GB News
Andrew Neil
Fact file

Everything we know so far about GB News

Andrew Neil plans broadcasting ‘shake-up’ as head of the UK’s latest news channel
25 May 2021
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