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Culture Secretary vows to champion journalism

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan, MP, pledged to be a ‘champion of journalism’ and reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring ‘the industry thrives in the digital age’. Writing as part of an op-ed to mark Journalism Week, Donelan said she acknowledged big tech had “contributed to the closure of too many newsrooms” by gobbling up much […]

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Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan: I’m going to be a champion journalist

Journalism matters. It’s not just a slogan, it’s a fundamental characteristic of our democracy. Without posts like the one you’re reading right now, we wouldn’t be able to hold those in power to account – including, of course, politicians like me. Like countless readers, I am truly proud to live in a country that has […]

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Rishi Sunak reappoints Michelle Donelan as Culture Secretary

Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reappointed Michelle Donelan as Culture Secretary. Donelan was appointed by Sunak’s predecessor, Liz Truss, who lasted just 44 days as prime minister before being dramatically forced to resign last week. Donelan was previously minister for universities and minister for education, the latter role lasting just two days in […]

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Khorne the blood god confirmed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in cabinet reshuffle

Rishi Sunak’s first Cabinet takes shape this afternoon with the appointment of Khorne the Blood God as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Khorne had been widely tipped for a senior position in the cabinet, and the move is seen as something of a side step from his previous post at the Department […]

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Michelle Donelan reappointed as culture secretary

New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today announced a cabinet reshuffle, a move that sees Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan reappointed to the post. Donelan was first appointed under Liz Truss only last month and will continue to lead the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS). She becomes the first Secretary of State for Digital, […]

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“Moving to Ireland was more than a culture shock. It was a wake-up call’ – The Irish Times

Since arriving in Ireland more than 20 years ago, Huw Rees has fully integrated into the local community: he has joined a men’s choir and a cricket club, and regularly hikes in the mountains. Despite his love for his adopted country, there is still a situation where his feelings for his home country of Wales […]

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UCF’s Korean Culture Club Performs and Films First Public Dance Coverage | Life

Aisha Ahmed, 18, films her fellow UCF Korean Culture Club dance team members as they perform South Korean girl group Billlie’s song “GingaMingaYo” on Thursday. It was the dance crew’s first live cover performance in front of a live audience. Catherine Brudzinsky The UCF Korean Cultural Club gathered at the Memory Mall on Thursday night […]

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Will you continue these travel trends in 2023?

Holidaymakers want to experience “full culture shock” in 2023, according to new research. 58% of travelers want to “get out of their comfort zone‘ next year, according to a Booking.com poll of more than 24,000 people. Tourists will prioritize far-flung and adventurous travel – with 40% of respondents expressing a desire to “ culture shock.’ […]

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UK Culture Secretary considering legislation to better protect Gaelic broadcasting

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Michelle Donelan. Photo Stefan Rousseau PA Images Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan has said she is considering legislation to better support Gaelic broadcasting. She was speaking in the House of Commons where former Conservative Scotland Office minister Iain Stewart said Gaelic broadcasting ‘needs public […]

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Government report slams ex-British Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries over Channel 4’s false claims: ‘Integrity is vitally important’

Former UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has come under fire from a UK government report for her claims that a Channel 4 documentary used actors. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s special report on Dorries’ comments about counterfeiting in a reality TV show Tower of the Commons asked why she hadn’t reconsidered evidence given […]

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UK Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan wishes the BBC well as the government overturns grievances on the public broadcaster’s 100th anniversary

The BBC turns 100 today and it looks like the centenary is helping to build bridges between the British public and the Conservative government, at least in the short term. Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan struck a conciliatory tone in a statement released in the last hour noting the anniversary, highlighting several achievements in the BBC’s […]

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Boy George and Culture Club’s set cut short at ACL Fest for going over time, but fans got what they came for

The British rockers have treated fans to hits like “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon”, as well as several covers. AUSTIN, Texas — In the scorching Texas heat, Boy George took to the stage with cultural club at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Saturday afternoon in blue plaid pants, […]

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How to make the most of culture shock abroad – The Daily Free Press

Haley Alvarez-Lauto | Graphic artist I landed in Italy on August 29, 2021 to start my semester abroad. Before I arrived I expected everything an 18 year old girl expects. I was expecting an “Emily in Paris” or “Eat Pray Love” adventure. However, what I did not expect was the immense culture shock, fear and […]

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Secret sauce to Rays’ success? A cultural club

CLEVELAND — Wide receiver Christian Bethancourt didn’t need long after his trade from Oakland in early July to figure out why the Rays have done so well, making the playoffs for a fourth straight season. “It’s different,” he said. “It’s definitely a different culture here.” New teammates welcomed him, regardless of his limited past success. […]

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Twitter could be reeling from culture shock under Musk’s ownership

Elon Musk is relaunching his $54.20 takeover bid on Twitter, possibly because he doesn’t want to go through legal proceedings that leak more embarrassing text messages. We’re not sure exactly why Musk is making the most dramatic corporate turnaround this year, but the vitriol that Musk and Twitter have hurled at each other should be […]

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Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan criticizes social media companies

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan slammed social media companies during a speech at the Conservative Party conference. Ms Donelan, MP for Chippenham, told Tory ICC members in Birmingham that ‘for too long’ the UK ‘has allowed social media giants to undermine the innocence of children by feeding them dangerous content’ . She said: “Last week there […]

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Culture Secretary pledges to repeal EU data law and replace it with a UK ‘common sense’ system

Culture Secretary pledges to repeal EU data law and replace it with a UK ‘common sense’ system Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan has pledged to remove GDPR data protection She announced plans for a new UK system focused on ‘common sense’ At Conservative Party Conference, Donelan spoke out against bureaucracy for small businesses By Daily Mail […]

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Dutch expat suffers huge culture shock when he moves to Australia to get free coffee

Expat shares his MASSIVE coffee culture shock in Australia: “It wouldn’t happen anywhere else” Dutch expat Max de Vries expressed surprise at receiving a ‘free’ coffee He visited the Single O cafe in Surry Hills but did not have a working credit card The cafe didn’t accept cash but told him to come back later […]

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Culture Club icon Boy George signs up for new I’m A Celebrity series

BOY George has been signed up for the new series of I’m A Celebrity. The Karma Chameleon singer, 61, who shot to fame in the 80s with cultural clubwill be heading Down Under when the show returns next month. 4 Boy George has been signed up for the new series of I’m A Celebrity 4 […]