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Longborough festival: how the Cotswolds became a mecca for Wagnerians — The story of how a Cotswold couple came to stage the Ring cycle in a barn can be written as a saga of personal obsession. Or illustrative of the power of great music to inspire super-human responses. Or as a Reithian dream of how public service broadcasting can touch the hearts and minds of strangers.

Life after Snowden: Journalists' new moral responsibility — Editor's note: This is a chapter in Journalism After Snowden: The Future of Free Press in the Surveillance State, a forthcoming book from Columbia University Press. The book is part of the Journalism After Snowden initiative, a yearlong series of events and projects from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism in collaboration with CJR.

‘Farewell, readers’: Alan Rusbridger on leaving the Guardian after two decades at the helm — This, if you're reading the physical paper - which, of course, you are not - is my last edition as editor. In just over 20 years we have put nearly 7,500 papers "to bed", as almost no one says nowadays. At some point in the 24-hour, seamlessly rolling digital news cycle, you'll have a new editor.

Shell is asking us to bet against the world on climate change, says economist Nick Stern - video — Oil firm Shell is wrong on climate policy and the progress that will be made in renewables, says Nick Stern. Speaking at a free Guardian Membership event on Tuesday, at Kings Place, London, he says people will insist on policies to hold global warming to two degrees.

Edward Snowden: a right to privacy is the same as freedom of speech - video interview — In an exclusive interview from Moscow, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says people saying they don't care about rights to privacy because they 'have nothing to hide' are no different than people saying 'I don't care about freedom of speech because I have nothing to say'.

Edward Snowden: NSA reform in the US is only the beginning — Edward Snowden has hailed landmark shifts in Congress and the US courts on NSA surveillance but cautioned that much more needs to be done to restore the balance in favour of privacy.

Snowden: 'When you monitor everyone, you understand nothing' - video interview — NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, in an exclusive interview for the Guardian from Moscow, argues that mass surveillance programmes don't help to mitigate terrorist threats around the world, and when governments monitor society with such wide technological nets, it becomes harder to interpret the information meaningfully and understand what it is

Edward Snowden: my work is not finished - video interview — NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks exclusively to the Guardian about why he's working harder now than ever before; how good it feels to be a 'small part of something important'; and why he believes there is still so much more he wants to accomplish.

Dear Bill Gates: 'Will you lead the fight against climate change?' — In 2009, nearly half of the world's new polio cases were in India. The disease which can cause paralysis and death is highly infectious, but by January last year, thanks to a concerted vaccination programme, the country had gone three years without a single case of the virus. It was officially "polio-free".

The Guardian Media Group's decision to divest is in thanks to our readers — The Guardian Media Group (GMG) has begun a process of divesting its more than £800m investment portfolio from fossil fuels. It is the largest fund globally to make such a commitment. You might think that when the Guardian started our climate change campaign last month I, as editor-in-chief, could get on the phone to our investment managers and order this to happen.
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Jul 07, 2015

UK and US demands to access encrypted data are 'unprincipled and unworkable'

Jul 06, 2015

Winced at Jules Stenson's Newsnight attack on @Bynickdavies but he behaved with good grace today

Jul 06, 2015

RT @KateMaltby: Lucky @arusbridger, who's just been appointed to the board of @NationalTheatre. (Along with Elizabeth Offord). As plum retirement jobs go...

Jul 06, 2015

Inaugural class at @ACJIndia in Chennai this morning. From covering Snowden to covering Maoists

Jul 04, 2015

Dawn, Chennai. Here to teach wd-be journos for 3 weeks. 41C & 70 humidity. Like a very long sauna

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