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UK culture secretary accused of endangering UK media in Russia

Britain’s culture secretary has been accused of endangering British news outlets in Russia after she called on the media regulator to review the presence of Moscow-based TV channel RT in the country. Nadine Dorries has said Ofcom should take action against the broadcaster over fears it was spreading disinformation during the Ukraine crisis, prompting a […]

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Culture secretary was embarrassing to defend PM, festival boss says

J The Parklife co-founder has slammed the Culture Secretary for standing up for Boris Johnson instead of focusing on the industry, saying it was ’embarrassing’. Sacha Lord, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) night economy adviser, said Nadine Dorries should spend less time “in the media to save Boris’s job” and called on her to […]

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Culture Secretary was embarrassing to defend PM, says festival boss

The Parklife co-founder has slammed the Culture Secretary for standing up for Boris Johnson instead of focusing on the industry, saying it was ’embarrassing’. Sacha Lord, overnight economics adviser for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), said Nadine Dorries should spend less time “in the media to save Boris’s job” and called on her to […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announces major creative industries review – Deadline

The UK’s Department of Culture plans to conduct a colossal review of the country’s creative industries, incorporating film and television. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries today revealed that the book will be published this summer and is titled Sector Vision. Opening the Creative Coalition Festival 2022, Dorries said the review will have four objectives, including “how […]

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UK Culture Secretary highlights music industry regulation

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries opened the Creative Coalition virtual festival on Tuesday with a rallying speech on the creative industries, but remained silent on all questions relating to the future of broadcasters Channel 4 and the BBC. In what appeared to be a pre-recorded segment, Dorries spoke of the music industry as examples of […]

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Nadine Dorries salary: How the Culture Secretary earned £157,000 writing books

Following the resignation of former Tory MP Owen Paterson last November, MPs have come under the spotlight when it comes to their income outside Parliament. The Culture Secretary was one of several Tory politicians who he said had benefited greatly from his second job. So what exactly is his salary? As of April 1, 2020, […]

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The BBC overhaul promised by the Culture Secretary can’t come soon enough

Beeb sends all the wrong signals THE BBC shake-up promised by Nadine Dorries can’t happen anytime soon. The Culture Secretary’s plan to freeze the annual license fee of £159 for two years is a great start. 3 Chief executive Tim Davie said freezing annual license fees of £159 for two years would lead to massive […]

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Government signals ‘the end of the BBC as we know it’ – shadow culture secretary

Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell said the government was signaling ‘the end of the BBC as we know it’ in a ‘pathetic’ attempt to distract from Boris Johnson’s struggles over Downing Street parties . he said the £159 licensing fee was “unbelievably cheap” and slammed Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries for making an announcement on Twitter […]

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Independent community slams Culture Secretary over Omicron tweet

Dozens of freelancers from the theater community have slammed Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries following her recent tweets about the state of the arts sector. Earlier today, Dorries tweeted, saying: “I know theaters are facing challenges due to Omicron. The Culture Recovery Fund remains open and is available to theaters – of any type – for […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries faces investigation over ‘little d**k’ tweet

Nadine Dorries arrives in Downing Street on September 15, 2021. (Getty/ Leon Neal) Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is facing an investigation over a tweet describing a local councilor as ‘just a misogynist with a little d**k’. According to Ely standard, Huntingdonshire District Councilor John Morris raised the 2015 tweet with the Parliamentary Standards Committee and […]

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Culture Secretary condemns British Pop Music Awards for dropping genre categories

(Bloomberg) – Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has condemned a UK pop music awards jury’s decision to remove gender categories in 2022. The Brits Awards will be presented to Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year, replacing Best Male and Female Solo Artist and Best International Male and Female Solo Artist. Tom March, […]

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Online Safety Bill: Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries vows to crack down on tech companies – as leaders could be jailed for breaches | Scientific and technical news

The minister responsible for the new law regulating online behavior has told social media bosses to ‘remove your harmful algorithms today’ – or face swift criminal prosecution. Nadine Dorries said she worked with officials to do the project Online security bill harder to go after tech companies that she says “have the ability to fix […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ fury at Nick Robinson after telling PM to ‘stop talking’

Cabinet Minister Nadine Dorries has privately expressed anger at her allies after Boris Johnson was told to ‘stop talking’ during a heated debate with presenter Nick Robinson. The Culture Secretary, who took over from Oliver Dowden in the cabinet reshuffle, expressed frustration with Mr Robinson after his tense exchange with the Prime Minister on Radio […]

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New Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries says BBC may not EXIST in a decade

Cabinet Minister Nadine Dorries was quizzed today on whether the BBC will still exist a decade from now – as she accused the broadcaster of nepotism and elitism. The Culture Secretary has demanded changes within the organisation, saying its staff should reflect a wider demographic than people “whose mothers and fathers work there”. Speaking at […]

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Music and entertainment world reacts to Nadine Dorries becoming culture secretary

The music and entertainment world has reacted to Nadine Dorries becoming the UK’s new Culture Secretary. READ MORE: ‘It’s going to be devastating’ – here’s how Brexit will screw up UK artists on tour As part of Boris Johnson’s significant cabinet reshuffle yesterday (September 15), Dorries took over as head of the Department for Culture, […]

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BBC Managing Director Tim Davie on Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries

BBC chief executive Tim Davie said the shocking government cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, which saw the ouster of another Culture Secretary, underlines the urgent need for a “really serious and mature dialogue “with the government to discuss the future of the creative industries. Davie, whose opening speech on Thursday morning opened the second and final […]

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Please could we have a cultured cultural secretary? | Stewart Lee

I am a pan-disciplinary recipient of the two highest cultural honors in the country, the Bafta for film and television and the Olivier for theatre; I was described by the Times as “the world’s greatest living comedian”; I rapped in 10th century Old English on a #1 single; I won celebrity genius answer questions about […]

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Interview with Princess Diana: British Culture Secretary wants change at the BBC

UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has called for a change of attitude at the BBC following the Dyson report into the circumstances surrounding Princess Diana’s 1995 interview with Martin Bashir on ‘Panorama’ . Writing in Britain’s The Times newspaper on Monday, Dowden said: ‘The BBC needs to improve its culture to ensure this never happens […]

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Culture Secretary’s claims about visa-free tours to 17 EU countries slammed as ‘misleading’

New claims by UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that artists will be able to tour without a visa in 17 of the 27 European Union countries after Brexit have been slammed as ‘misleading’ by a leading campaign group . After more than 300 figures in the arts industry signed an open letter last month urging […]

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billionaires quit leading roles in the arts

As two of the founders of Carphone Warehouse, David Ross and Sir Charles Dunstone have a lot in common. ©Getty David and Shelley Ross with David and Samantha Cameron at the Tories Summer Party in 2006 – Getty They both went to the same public school, forged stellar careers becoming billionaires, donated to the Conservative […]

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Nicky Morgan appointed Secretary, Digital Culture, Media and Sport | Olympic Games News

Key role includes supporting elite athletes on the world stage By Tejas Kotecha Last update: 07/25/19 7:59 am The new Secretary of State for Sport is the MP for Loughborough New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chosen Nicky Morgan as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports. The MP for Loughborough replaces MP […]