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Published: Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Musicians and producers ask president to prevent Goskontsert turning Russkaya Media Group into Russian-music focused radio stations


Oscar-winning star takes first-ever series regular television role in joint HBO, Sky and Canal+ production


Clare Rewcastle Brown, editor of a Malaysian news website, complains to the police about harassment by men she says are employed by Malay political party


Ministers back campaign to give under-18s right to delete social media posts iRights campaign says young people should be able to easily edit or delete comments or pictures they have posted on sites such as Facebook and Twitter


Can Jeremy Corbyn ever be funny? Only on my joke Twitter feed | Jason Sinclair When I set up the @corbynjokes Twitter feed to poke fun at the Labour leadership candidate’s earnestness, I got laughs from both left and right


A third was injured as they passed a hotel that houses diplomatic missions


Don't shoot! Fugitive bank robber recaptured after he stars in horror movie Convict Jason Stange arrested by US marshals on final day of shoot for slasher-flick Marla Mae, but producers say his scenes will not be cut


The Australian beer company has broken with the past, also this week, Persil breaks to the beats and Smart opens the door to its new car


Ad break: Foster's, Persil, Smart Cars, HP, Honda, AT&T – video This week's compilation of new adverts from around the world ends with an astonishing road safety reminder from AT&T that you really ought to watch.


Hollywood couple are angry over articles on Mail Online featuring paparazzi shots of the pair with their baby daughter and promoting fashion purchases


Children's TV pretends disability doesn't exist One in 20 children in the UK have a disability but major commercial channels such as Disney and Nickelodeon don’t feature any prominent disabled characters


Ben Shephard apologises as the The Queen star tells of how it ‘pissed with rain non-stop’ when she went camping


BBC cuts lead to funding loss for Media Parents back-to-work scheme Organisation that helps get new parents back into employment in the television industry affected by government-imposed cuts to corporation


Judge rules that Irish Times delayed too long in seeking injunction over title


From swearing in meetings to dealing with a client’s entourage, the workplace is fraught with pitfalls that some basic etiquette would eliminate


Lord Sewel: timeline of events following Sun on Sunday revelations Key events following publication of video apparently showing peer taking cocaine with sex workers


Katie Hopkins: 'I give a voice to the everyday good British citizen' – video Katie Hopkins defends her controversial opinions, saying she provides a voice for ordinary people. Hopkins says she has to be fearless to handle some of the 'feedback' she receives on Twitter.


Press pressure works: Sewel resigns amid a newspaper feeding frenzy But his delay in stepping down has widened the debate about the future of the House of Lords as papers call for reform - or even abolition


Our roundup of the day’s media stories, including ITV profits increase by 25% despite decline in ratings, plus Katie Hopkins proposes euthanasia vans


ITV profits up 25% despite continuing decline in ratings X Factor and Downton Abbey broadcaster’s pre-tax profits increase to £391m as viewing figures fall by 4% in first half of 2015


Peer, caught on video allegedly taking cocaine with sex workers, steps down and apologises for ‘pain and embarrassment’ he has caused


Cricket in cinema: heroes and villains hit the big screen Cricketing films tend to focus on heroics on the pitch, but a new campaigning documentary, Death of a Gentleman, looks at the dirty tricks off the pitch


BBC1 programme crowned the biggest entertainment hit of 2014 is set to return to screens next week


UK advertising spends hits record £4.7bn in first quarter of 2015 TV ads grew 11.5% year on year but newspapers and publishers report slowest growth in digital ads on record and decline in spending of 6.8% across industry


Sun columnist says it is ‘ridiculous’ to live in a country ‘where we can put dogs to sleep but not people’, as she admits she regrets calling migrants ‘cockroaches’

Published: Monday, 27 July 2015

Nick Southall obituary My friend Nick “Ringo” Southall, who has died aged 44 of lung cancer, left a large legacy across the worlds he moved in – as a rock drummer, band manager and public relations entrepreneur.


Arctic sea ice expert complains to press watchdog over Times story Cambridge professor Peter Wadhams says he was misquoted in a story about the deaths of three leading British scientists in 2013


#TheEmptyChair: New York magazine's Cosby cover ignites dialogue on rape New York magazine cover photo of 35 women who have alleged sexual assault ends with empty chair, which sparked evocative discussion on rape culture


Huffington Post chief vows to protect contributors to new Arabic offshoot Arianna Huffington says her organisation will offer help for anyone persecuted for opinions published on the site which launched on Monday


The brilliant thing about Kate Moss is that she can never be shamed Why do newspapers hate Kate Moss so much? Charlotte, by email


Obama urges Ethiopia to end crackdown on political and press freedom US president calls for ‘all voices’ to be heard on trip to African nation – where he will also discuss South Sudan crisis


Show continues global expansion despite Jeremy Clarkson’s exit, with Sky Italia airing local series fronted by Guido Meda and Joe Bastianich


London mayoral hopeful ​Tessa Jowell criticised for taking role at donor's firm Transparency group says it is inappropriate for former MP to be appointed to senior position at company that is part of group chaired by Mervyn Davies


Homeland and Selma stars sign up as patrons for diversity network David Harewood and David Oyelowo among actors backing TriForce Creative Network, which brings together talent from diverse backgrounds


Page designers are being recruited in New Delhi for as little as £1,500 a year


The corporation has settled the licensing disagreement that forced them to ban DJs from playing the artists’ music


Usain Bolt makes lightning moves behind BBC sports reporter Sprinter videobombs Colin Jackson at the London Anniversary Games


Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner join forces after leaving BBC Worldwide to create Bad Wolf, with offices in Swansea and Los Angeles


Media group’s founder says it is to begin ‘a real, civil dialogue’ in the wake of senior editors’ exit over the deletion of a post


Media regulator Ofcom rules sign put up by ex-BBC presenter was more likely to be construed by viewers as comment on car driven by Richard Hammond


Sun on Sunday has public interest justification for its undercover story as most newspapers call for the peer’s resignation from the House of Lords


Ads that adapt to users reactions could represent the future for engagement with out-of-home campaigns


Lord Sewel and the consequences of tabloid exposés The Sun on Sunday has done us all a favour with its revelations about the peer but there is a price to pay for such scandals


US broadcaster behind Game of Thrones and True Detective said to have picked up the BBC drama about a vet in the Yorkshire Dales


Sewel's punishment in Lords may be delayed for a year Investigation by the parliamentary standards commissioner, which could result in expulsion from the Lords, must wait for outcome of police inquiries


Coverage of a recent paper on Arctic sea ice and climate change suggests conservative media can’t seem to grasp the concept of long-term trends


Press freedom groups register deep concern at firing of respected journalist


Our roundup of the day’s media stories, including Pearson in talks to sell 50% stake in the Economist


When crossword clues clash with the Guardian style guide | Chris Elliott: Open door There are few groups of readers more passionately committed to their patch of the Guardian than the devotees of the crosswords, both quick and cryptic.


Hamish McLennan resigns as Channel Ten's chief executive after two years Ten’s finance boss Paul Anderson succeeds McLennan as fifth CEO to run the network in five years and board director David Gordon becomes chairman