Author(s): Malik Meer
It was the year of an unexpected general election result and a dramatic Labour leadership contest; 'Je suis Charlie' and #BlackLivesMatter; a year in which FIFA spectacularly imploded on the world stage and a transgender woman appeared on the front of Vanity Fair. It was a year of journeys: British schoolgirls running away to Syria and desperate refugees fleeing into Europe. It was a year when the Guardian worked to put the environment back at the top of the agenda, while the threat of Isis and the issues of mass migration continued to dominate the headlines. And finally it was a year in which the Guardian's editor, Alan Rusbridger, stepped down after two decades at the helm.As ever, the Guardian was at the forefront of news from around the world, bringing its diverse range of voices to bear on all the key events, as well as debating the hot topics of the day, from One Direction splitting up to Jeremy Clarkson's hostile reception to a plate of cold food.Here, The Bedside Guardian brings together the best journalism and photos from the previous year in an intelligent, provocative and witty collection that will be a worthy addition to the thinking person's bedside table this Christmas.Featuring an exclusive foreword by the award-winning journalist and author, Naomi Klein.
A showcase of the best journalism and photography of the previous year from the award-winning newspaper
Malik Meer is the editor of G2 at the Guardian. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the critically acclaimed international bestsellers The Shock Doctrine, No Logo, and most recently, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. She is a member of the board of directors of 350.org, a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.