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“We are looking at the business case”

The UK’s new Culture Secretary, Michelle Donelan, has made her first public statements on the potential sale of public broadcaster Channel 4 and the future of the BBC license fee. “We’re looking at the business case for selling Channel 4 and making sure we’re still on board with that decision and that’s what I’m doing,” […]

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Channel 4 sale plans to be ‘re-examined’, new culture secretary confirms

Government plans to privatize Channel 4 will be reviewed, the new culture secretary has confirmed, with the sale of the channel temporarily suspended. Michelle Donelan, who replaced Nadine Dorries as Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in Liz Truss’ first-ever cabinet, said the “business case” for selling the chain would now be reconsidered. […]

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No plan to ‘water down’ online safety reform plans – Culture Secretary

The Culture Secretary has insisted the new government has no plans to water down proposals for new internet safety laws, amid plans for ‘changes’ to the proposed legislation. The fate of the Online Safety Bill under a new Tory government was somewhat unclear, with the new Prime Minister making it clear earlier this month that […]

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Nadine Dorries: Why did the former Culture Secretary delete Twitter?

Dorries was known for her controversial tweets, including one calling out Rishi Sunak’s suit during the Conservative leadership contest Twitter users were surprised to see the Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire’s account did not exist. The former culture secretary got herself in hot water on the platform, with controversial posts attacking her political opponents. During […]

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How: Culture Shock 101

Merriam-Webster defines culture shock as “a feeling of confusion and uncertainty sometimes accompanied by feelings of anxiety that can affect people exposed to a foreign culture or environment without adequate preparation”. This shock impacts people who migrate or visit a foreign country. At the start of the fall 2022 semester, international students from more than […]

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Michelle Donelan’s priorities as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

THE MP for Chippenham has set out her priorities as she begins her new role as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. These include cutting red tape and rolling out fast broadband to “every corner of the country”. Posting to social media on Thursday, MP Michelle Donelan said she was “absolutely thrilled […]

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Michelle Donelan’s priorities as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

THE MP for Chippenham has set out her priorities as she begins her new role as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. These include cutting red tape and rolling out fast broadband to “every corner of the country”. Posting to social media on Thursday, MP Michelle Donelan said she was “absolutely thrilled […]

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Boy George and Culture Club – Music News

With all the anniversaries being celebrated this year, like the Rolling Stones and Roxy Music’s 60th reuniting (which just kicked off its 50th anniversary tour a few days ago), it’s been a bit overshadowed than the Culture Club’s monster hit, ” Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”, also has reason to celebrate as the […]

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A word to the UK’s new Culture Secretary: Nadine Dorries was a toxic disaster. Do better | Jane Martinson

Dear Michelle Donelan, Congratulations on your appointment as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, which should be one of the best jobs in the firm but has become a bit of a joke. And not in a funny way, but in the way the title of Minister of “Culture and Information” in Afghanistan makes you wince. […]

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“Gem Hunters Down Under” presales; new culture secretary for the UK government

australian obs-doc The Gem Hunters Below australian and european pre-sale locks Development and production consultancy Wild Thring Media has confirmed the first round of pre-sales for The Gem Hunters Below (6 x 60 min.), a new unscripted series from content partner WildBear Entertainment. The series (pictured), which focuses on five mining crews scouring the rugged […]

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Michelle Donelan replaces Nadine Dorries as UK Culture Secretary

Michelle Donelan has been appointed Secretary of State in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) by new Prime Minister Liz Truss. Donelan has been MP for Chippenham, Wiltshire, since 2015. She joins DCMS from the Department for Education, where she served as Higher Education Minister from 2021-22 and served on the Education […]

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The new culture secretary is not afraid to take on the culture wars and the BBC

Michelle Donelan will be responsible for broadcasting, arts, online politics and sports Britain’s new Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan has an eye-catching background in media, sport and entertainment, having previously worked with US wrestling franchise WWE. Now she is preparing for a political fight over issues ranging from online regulation to the future of Channel 4 […]

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MP for Chippenham Michele Donelan appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

CHIPPENHAM MP Michelle Donelan has been appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Downing Street said. Ms Donelan previously spent 36 hours as Boris Johnson’s education secretary, before stepping down in her final hours before agreeing to step down. The former Higher and Further Education Minister replaces Nadine Dorries, having backed Liz […]

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Michelle Donelan: Channel 4 and BBC license fees to Culture Secretary’s new program

Michelle Donelan will face ongoing talks over Channel 4 privatization and BBC licensing fees as she steps into the role of UK Culture Secretary. Ms. Donelan has previous experience in the entertainment industry, having worked for The History Channel as well as international marketing communications manager for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She has been an […]

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Liz Truss appoints Michelle Donelan as UK Culture Secretary

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss has appointed Michelle Donelan as Secretary of State for Culture. Donelan replaces Nadine Dorries, who resigned from her position on Tuesday morning. Dorries, a former actor and novelist who was nominated by former prime minister Boris Johnson, said Truss asked him to stay on as culture secretary but declined […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries resigns amid party leadership change

Nadine Dorries, British Culture Secretary, has resigned following the appointment of Liz Truss as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Dorries’ resignation will mean the UK’s arts and heritage sector will soon have its 11th culture secretary in the 12 years since the Conservative Party came to power in 2010. Kemi Badenoch, the former Minister […]

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Nadine Dorries steps down as Culture Secretary following Boris Johnson’s resignation

Nadine Dorries is reportedly stepping down as Culture Secretary following the departure of Boris Johnson from 10 Downing Street. Sources close to Dorries said she thought now was the best time to go. The PA news agency understands that she had the option of continuing in the Cabinet, but instead opted to return to the […]

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Flow Country bid ‘protect us’ endorsed by SNP parallel culture secretary

MP John Nicolson supports the Unesco World Heritage nomination for the Flow Country. Photo: Malcolm Cochrane Photography The bid for UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the Flow Country has been bolstered by the endorsement of SNP Minister John Nicolson. Mr Nicolson, the party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), […]

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The stars of Bravo’s Real Girlfriends in Paris reveal America’s biggest culture shock: “Foreskin!”

Bravo says Bonjour à Paris in its latest international reality series. Real Girlfriends in Paris sees six American expats – Anya Firestone, Emily Gorelik, Margaux Lignel, Kacey Margo, Adja Toure and Victoria Zito – working, living and loving in the City of Light. In an exclusive chat with DailyMail.com, stars Anya and Emily opened up […]

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It’s a New Day for the Minnesota Vikings, Part I: Culture Shock

Artwork by Brave Buffalo EAGAN, Minn. — He grasped the magnitude of every word. It was the most important speech of his life as a footballer. When Kevin O’Connell first won over the Minnesota Vikings – his Vikings — the new head coach of the team realized that he had an opportunity to make a […]