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Published: Saturday, 29 August 2015

Julian Assange 'told Edward Snowden not seek asylum in Latin America' WikiLeaks founders says he told the NSA whistleblower he could be kidnapped or killed, and that he was better off sheltering in Russia despite ‘negative PR’ Julian Assange has said he advised the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden against seeking asylum in Latin America because there he could have been kidnapped and possibly killed.


Al-Jazeera journalists sentencing: Amal Clooney calls on Sisi to overturn court’s decision - video An Egyptian court sentences three Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt.


Campaigners attack reported return of Rebekah Brooks as News UK chief Reports of Brooks’s return come as it emerges that executives at Rupert Murdoch’s company could face corporate criminal charges over phone hacking


Egyptian court sentences Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison Mohammed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohammed found guilty of operating without press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt


The new Currys PC World advert: pugs, electricals and arrested development ‘“Somebody’s after a laptop,” claims the ad. Oh really? Well why doesn’t Manchild go out and buy one then?’


A narrative straight out of the second world war changed every time you read it, and true or not, each re-mix added something delightful


Steven Moffat: 'Only the BBC would have come up with Doctor Who' Doctor Who’s executive producer says the long-running sci-fi series is a wonderful example of the corporation’s breadth


Kevin Rudd as CNN host: no stuff-ups, but cricket joke probably went wide An eager but slightly stiff former Australian prime minister switches to interviewer mode on the Amanpour show, tackling climate change and offering cutting-edge sporting analysis

Published: Friday, 28 August 2015

Daily Mail deputy said to be ‘the only name in the frame’, but it’s a big jump


Your TV football dilemma: spend more and get the same | Barney Ronay It has been a fraught, weirdly dry first great Premier League Summer of Money. Things have happened. Star players, if not quite superstar players, have come and gone.


Good to meet you… David Barlow I live in Worcester, and although I was born and educated in the city, I have worked in export (in the far east), and in manufacturing all over Britain.


Controversial presenter’s ‘Marmite’ personality is a huge part of her appeal, says Phil Craig, as he defends talkshow’s low overnight ratings


Lord Burns said to be examining options for Channel 4 sale Government believed to have asked broadcaster’s chair to draw up proposals that would allow it to maintain public service remit in event of a sell-off


El Pulso de la Republica: meet Chumel Torres, Mexico's answer to Jon Stewart In a country where national television is accused of being a vehicle of society’s elite, Torres took to YouTube armed with satire and a hope of spurring the young middle class: ‘We’re tired...


BBC3 should follow Radio 1 in focusing on social media, says Google boss Matt Brittin praises station for going to the right places for its audience and securing 2 million subscribers on YouTube


Culture minister says more needs to be done to build on plans announced by broadcasters, as Pat Younge backs Lenny Henry’s call for ringfenced funding


Danny Baker: 'People assume I must be hiding some dark secret' While the irrepressibly upbeat presenter’s talents have earned him a shelf full of awards, his willingness to speak his mind often lands him in hot water


Nicholas Coleridge's pay jumps to £1.3m as Condé Nast UK's profits double Tatler publisher benefits from boost to digital business and increased revenue from its College of Fashion and Design


Former BBC1 controller says talent show is ‘very expensive’ for ITV and the corporation should think twice before ‘aggressively trying to clip it’


Weather forecaster recently dropped by the corporation says its services represented ‘great value’ and its focus was on serving the nation


We deride them as ‘migrants’. Why not call them people? | David Marsh What do the following people have in common: Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England; the former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen; Nigel Farage’s wife, Kirsten; Chelsea’s new striker,...


UK launches Twitter account to combat Islamic State propaganda The Foreign Office has launched ‘UK against Isil’ to provide updates on government’s efforts to defeat terror group


Shadow culture secretary also claims BBC director of strategy James Purnell is ‘daft’ to have ‘bought’ the minister’s conciliatory speech about the corporation


Educating viewers: TV teachers embrace chance to share joy and pain of schools Educating Cardiff is the latest in a flurry of shows set in the classroom, and some of their stars hope to challenge the audience’s ideas about teenagers


From relationships to revolutions: seven ways Facebook has changed the world One in seven people worldwide used the social network on one day this week, says Mark Zuckerberg. Here is how it has changed our lives – for better or worse


Dunja Mijatović calls for action to combat degrading intimidation of women


Philip Davies says first minister should remember that Scottish people voted to remain in UK, after she calls for a dedicated BBC television channel


Matt Brittin cites newspapers’ failure to grasp impact internet companies would have on business and says producers should take advantage of web’s growth


Why it was right to publish this picture of an execution... ... and why it was wrong to publish images of the journalists shot in Virginia - critics argue that such decisions are not about taste, but about judgment


Channel 4 launches drama inspired by Operation Yewtree investigations National Treasure, written by Bafta winner Jack Thorne, features ageing comic facing police investigation into accusation of rape in 1970s


Chris Bryant says passing cost of free licences to BBC is ‘spiteful’ attack Labour MP disputes John Whittingdale claim that moving £750m cost for free licences for over-75s to corporation is in order to help reduce national deficit


Paul Buccieri, president of US channel, says issue is bigger than ever, with increase in digital making problem more difficult to deal with


Rock music station to be rebranded Radio X, with other big-name DJs rumoured to be involved including Ricky Wilson, Vernon Kay and Johnny Vaughan


#ReviewAnything – going boldly where no reviews have gone before Reviewed this week: festival toilets, Simon Cowell’s new beard, the Spike TV channel and the Segway. SUBMIT YOUR OWN: post in the comments below or send them in via Twitter @guideguardian


Former Paralympian Lord Holmes says diversity ‘remains a stubborn stain on the industry’s reputation’ as he launches guidelines backed by DCMS and EHRC


Brands and social media: what consumers think Steve Sponder on the findings of his agency’s research into social media, which reveals consumers are put off by too many updates


Chris Evans’ Top Gear to be ‘really different’ from Jeremy Clarkson version BBC2 chief says latest incarnation of motoring show will retain some elements from predecessor, but changes include new supersized track in Surrey


Samantha Cameron, a fan of the station, tips off her husband about bad news by listening to its news bulletins, according to reports


BBC2 gets White House access for Barack Obama documentary US president’s successes and failures to be covered in four-part series, including reform of healthcare, Iran nuclear negotiations and gun law impasse


Sweden and Ecuador to begin Julian Assange talks next week Ecuador seeking formal agreement on judicial cooperation before Swedish prosecutors can interrogate WikiLeaks founder


Within ten years, roles that require physical and emotional consistency could disappear. But a new wave involving empathy will take their place


John Sessions and Shane Richie drama on making of show comes ahead of big-screen version of comedy


ITV boss refuses to rule out possible revival of Cold Feet Peter Fincham says talks always ongoing regarding relaunches of ‘past glories’ such as Poldark, and calls scheduling of X Factor and Strictly ‘a game’ to BBC


UTV's profits fall 90% as new TV channel costs mount Regional ad revenue drop of 11% contributes to loss as group ascribes 9% fall in radio profits to TalkSport, which was boosted by World Cup coverage in 2014


Newspapers united in disgust at appointments of new peers Editors ridicule prime minister for packing the Lords with political cronies


Our roundup of the day’s media stories, including James Purnell on government’s BBC white paper, and Sue Perkins grills culture secretary


An old Friend drops in to stink up the Staples Center, James Bond crashes TV weather report, teachers channel Les Miserables and Banksy celebrates misery


Amazon plans to make at least two films in the UK in 2016 Spike Lee is currently directing Amazon’s first feature film, Chi-raq, with company saying it is looking to tap into Britain’s creative sector


Twitter’s six-second looping videos app will now help users add music to their clips: but for artists this means promotion not payments


X Factor's Simon Cowell laughs off ratings threat from Strictly line-up ‘If it’s us versus Peter Andre, I’m going to put my money on us’, says presenter, whose ITV judging panel includes Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw