Evgeny Lebedev

Why I'm Launching High50 - The Online Community for the Over-50s

Stefano Hatfield | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Stefano Hatfield

What do the the following have in common: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Elle McPherson? Yep, they are all 50. Courtney Cox, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves? They will be 50 sometime this year. 50+ are getting younger, not older.

London Live TV Confirms All Our Delusions

Paul Blanchard | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

London Live is great - if you watch telly. And these days most of us... don't. If I'm representative of Mr Average Londoner, when I get home all I want to watch is escapist catch-ups of the blockbuster shows I'm continually missing. I swear one day there will be so much TV I need to catch up on that I'll never have time to see a current show.

London Live - the London-Only Mandate Is Clear

Stefano Hatfield | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Stefano Hatfield

If you've read the London Evening Standard recently, or seen any of the weekend media you can hardly fail to have noticed that this evening sees the launch of London Live, the first 24 hour a day, seven day a week general entertainment channel devoted exclusively to the capital.

The Situation for Elephants Is Desperate - Please Help

Evgeny Lebedev | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Evgeny Lebedev

The amount of money now washing around Asia and the seemingly unquenchable demand there for ivory, particularly in countries such as Vietnam and China, has caused the price charged on the black market to soar. Indeed in many places ivory is now worth more per ounce than gold. The result has been an almost unprecedented slaughter on the savannahs. Some 100 elephants are being killed per day in Africa, and at present rates of poaching the surviving population in the wild risks being decimated within a decade. Chad had 15,000 elephants. Now it is 400.

Independent Appoints First Non-White Editor Of A UK National

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

The Independent's Amol Rajan has become the first non-white editor of a British national newspaper, and one of the youngest ever, aged 29. Evgeny L...

A Close Shave: Journalists at the Sharp End

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Neil Durkin

In fact it's always timely to be reminded of the fact that journalists are a vital pillar of any properly functioning democratic society. And this is notwithstanding the recent hammering that some parts of the profession have taken in this country over phone-hacking and other illegal activity. The fall-out from Leveson shouldn't distract us from the extremely serious work that journalists regularly do.

The Scandal of Child Soldiers in Africa Must Stop

Evgeny Lebedev | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK
Evgeny Lebedev

While my travels meant I'd heard of the Central African Republic - unlike many people in the West - and I knew of the huge problem of child soldiers in the region, it was truly eye-opening and enlightening to see the situation up close, particularly the brave work of the UNICEF workers risking their lives to negotiate their release. Thousands of children in the country, out of a population of only 5million, have been abducted, tricked or coerced into fighting.

Media Mogul 'Being Punished Like Pussy Riot' For TV Punch

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

Charges brought against media mogul Alexander Lebedev for punching a fellow guest live on TV in 2011 are "politically motivated", he has claimed. L...

Lebedev: No Issue With Politicians Meeting Media Owners

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

Evgeny Lebedev has said he sees "no issue" with politicians and newspaper proprietors meeting each other because "we operate in the same sphere of exi...

Evening Standard Owner Evgeny Lebedev Defends Father

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

Evgeny Lebedev, the Russian chairman of the London Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers has spoken of his “surprise” after his father A...