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Published: Saturday, 4 July 2015

The readers’ editor on... Buddhism and organised lobbying | Stephen Pritchard Hundreds of protesting emails demanding retractions and apologies poured in last month after the Observer reported on planned demonstrations in Britain against the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled...


A real mixed bag this month: ballet dancers, clowns, Instagram reportage, actors Sharon Rooney and Stephen Mangan and musicians Kendrick Lamar, Bobby Gillespie and Metronomy – all this and more...


The new Wonga advert: ‘its name is worse than mud' ‘Having ditched those baffling ads featuring latex pensioners, it’s now rebranding itself as the lender of choice for the sort of people David Cameron successfully wooed at the last election’


The digital media group’s co-founder explains why storytelling is so important and what sets his business apart in a crowded market


Artsnight with Lily Cole review – do kids get in the way of creativity? “There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall,” said the critic Cyril Connolly.


Julian Assange denies making asylum request that was refused by France The WikiLeaks founder has also revealed the existence of a child, who is French, he has not seen for five years


Donald Trump links shooting death in San Francisco with border control Presidential candidate says death of Kathryn Steinle in what police say seems like a random attack is ‘yet another example’ of need for better border security

Published: Friday, 3 July 2015

The worst thing that can ever happen to language is for it to end up in court | Brigid Delaney It was hard not to squirm with embarrassment as the violent language of journalism was put on trial during Joe Hockey’s defamation case against Fairfax


Hillary Clinton took to Facebook on Friday to offer words of encouragement and advice to a gay teen.


Good to meet you… Sarah Perry Last year, on 17 July, I was a 33-year-old woman living and working in Leicester. I’d moved here from Birmingham 15 years earlier, to study at Leicester University, and then never left.


Johnston Press acquires free weekly newspaper in Brighton Highfield snaps up the four-year-old Brighton & Hove Independent Johnston Press has acquired a weekly free newspaper in Brighton, the Brighton & Hove Independent.


Which Premier League matches are live on TV in August and September? The first live television fixtures of the 2015-15 Premier League season have been chosen, with both Sky Sports and BT Sport confirming which matches they will show through the months of August and...


Judge allows newspaper to publish interview with his estranged daughters


Wimbledon puns could make ad campaign the talc of the town Below the Belt gets a bit fresh with its tagline referencing the men’s tennis number one


TV presenter and naturalist Steve Brackshall was asked by a British newspaper to write about the ‘invasion’ of jellyfish this summer.


Ex-BBC Scotland presenter accepts job at the Daily Mail... or does he? ‘I’ll be at the Rothermere Conference and Re-education Centre for a few weeks’


France rejects Julian Assange's asylum request President François Hollande refuses to grant refugee status to WikiLeaks founder, saying he is not in immediate danger


As the Ofcom review reveals half of BAME people feel under-represented and unfairly portrayed, the broadcaster needs to put its money where its mouth is


Fancy chocolate with grasshopper? Or perhaps you’d prefer the strawberry flavour with meal-worms? Londoners can lick them for free...


Ex-Heat editor Sam Delaney on how broadcasting comedy live on the web offers hope as the channel is taken off the airwaves


Guardian, BuzzFeed and Vice win at awards ceremony Association of Online Publishers Digital Publishing Awards give consumer publisher of the year award to newspaper


David Cameron and Michael Fallon cannot expect much support from the press


The “inoffensive” beach body ad highlights that fact that we need to fundamentally change how we market to women


Victoria Derbyshire programme ditches on-site camera crew for ‘edgier’ down-the-line video interview


Reddit revolts: subforums shut down in protest over AMA co-ordinator sacking The community manager Victoria Taylor was abruptly let go from her job at the site, prompting a number of high-profile subforums to go dark in protest


The corporation has announced it is going to transform its services to young people – BBC3, anyone?


BBC3: producers call on culture secretary to launch review into closure Jimmy Mulville and Jon Thoday say John Whittingdale needs to bring decisions on channel moving to online only into charter renewal negotiations


Our roundup of the day’s media stories, including BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs in cost-savings push, plus Trinity Mirror zeroes in on deal to buy Express


Protein World has demonstrated that controversial adverts can get people talking about your business. But they can also damage your brand


The HR industry misuses language as a sort of low-tech mind control to avert our eyes from office atrocities and keep us fixed on our inboxes


Independent media service is vital to reverse decades of brainwashing so, despite cutbacks, the BBC must step up

Published: Thursday, 2 July 2015

MPs ignore cultural significance of BBC | Letters The BBC is bounded by the rationality of being a public sector organisation (Hundreds of jobs to go at a leaner and simpler BBC, 1 July) and needs to think beyond the licence fee and the vendetta...


BBC jobs sacrifice is a calculated risk With the Tory rightwing on the warpath, the cull of middle managers is based on the belief that the BBC as a whole is under more serious financial threat


Paramount is the latest major studio to reboot its movies as TV series, with the likes of Minority Report and Shutter Island to get the treatment along with Fatal Attraction


Is the Wimbledon2Day row about to explode all over Centre Court? The BBC’s tennis highlights programme has got fans all het up. It’s going to be a long, hot summer


BBC should not be impartial on Isis, says Chris Grayling Commons leader says corporation should be beacon of fact, after BBC boss rejects MPs’ demands to use term Daesh instead of Islamic State


A backlash from viewers and a bashing from critics for the Clare Balding-fronted programme set in a hospitality suite seems to have forced a change


Despite accusations of fakery and cruelty against the Channel 4 show, killing pigs, eating leaves and meeting Bear Grylls proves a hugely attractive proposition


Select committee contains six Tory MPs including chairman Jesse Norman


We’ve just had the first ‘feminist’ Cannes. Let’s use that momentum to push for gender parity in adland


Watch winners from the festival, including Leica recreating 100 years of iconic photos and the US president hamming it up with Zach Galifianakis


Ad Break Cannes Festival special: Geico, Leica, Honda, Ikea, Guinness, Magnum, Nike, Old Spice, Gatorade, Always, Beats, Funny or Die - video The Cannes International Festival of Creativity came to an end on Saturday with the award of the Film Grand Prix.


I don’t see Calais migrants as a threat – perhaps I have my mother to thank | Maurice Mcleod It’s hard to think of my mum as anything other than the formidable woman she is today. But when she left Jamaica in 1965, she was just a timid 21-year-old.


Edward Greenfield obituary The kindest and most considerate of critics, the conductor Sir Antonio Pappano said of him – and few who read Edward Greenfield, who has died aged 86, in his almost 30 years as a Guardian music...


Blow for ITV and Channel 4 who argue the majority of viewing on pay TV is of their content for which they receive no payment


NUJ and Bectu support Tony Hall’s proposals as shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant blames £150m funding shortfall on ‘hatchet job’ by last government


Paddy Power lorry campaign says: 'Immigrants, jump in the back! Bookmaker says: ‘We’re not commenting on the migration crisis’ but ‘making a joke about Britain’s leading sports stars, in particular Andy Murray’


Ofcom reseach finds BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 have tuned away from genre due to costs and shift of viewers away from live TV to catchup services


More than half of black people they are portrayed negatively, while Northern Irish and Scottish people increasingly believe they are treated unfairly


Irish News introduces metered paywall and a revamped website Northern Ireland’s best-selling newspaper offers range of subscription deals