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Culture Secretary pays moving tribute to Ukrainian journalists

Nadine Dorries held back tears as she thanked Ukrainian journalists who risked their lives to cover the Russian invasion. The Culture Secretary had to pause to collect herself as she paid tribute to the House of Commons. “At this point, I would just like to express my sincere thanks and admiration to all those journalists […]

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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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“A polar bear on a shrinking ice cap”

Nadine Dorries’ views on the UK’s beleaguered national broadcasting corporation have been polarized since she was promoted to Culture Secretary in September 2021, but in an interview with the Sunday Times she underlined her wish to protect the BBC in the future. “Our responsibility is to save the BBC from itself, because it’s this polar […]

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BBC: UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ attack on public service broadcasting shows she is unfit for such a high office – Christine Grahame MSP

Christine Grahame However, it still does a good job providing decent radio, including World Service. Telly brings us The Green Planet and, for me, BBC 4’s Montalbano, a great detective series set in Sicily. Pay attention, that is, if you can handle the subtitles. Anyway, the decision of Nadine Dorries, the British Culture Secretary, to […]

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SNP culture secretary accuses BBC of ‘very controversial’ reporting on independence referendum

The Scottish Culture Secretary has accused the BBC of failing to meet its standards of impartiality in the independence referendum. During a debate at Holyrood called to defend the broadcaster, Angus Robertson claimed there had been some “very controversial” reporting during the campaign. Scottish Lib Dem leader Alex Cole Hamilton criticized Robertson: “The SNP are […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries signs arts deal with Saudi Arabia

The British government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi state intended to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries. Nadine Dorries, Britain’s Culture Secretary, attended the signing ceremony at the Diriyah Biennale in the Jax neighborhood on the outskirts of Riyadh. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud, Minister of […]

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Culture Secretary: Says new laws will prevent Netflix from airing offensive comments after Jimmy Carr uproar

VS Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has suggested the government could pass legislation that would stop steam services from showing offensive content. The Minister was speaking in reference to jokes made by comedian Jimmy Carr in which he sheds light on the deaths of the traveling community during the Holocaust. The segment sparked a furious reaction […]

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Culture Secretary says MPs attacking PM are Remainers who want to ‘reverse Brexit’

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries dismissed the growing number of censorship letters submitted to the chairman of the 1922 committee as politically motivated. She said Times Radio“There are a small number of voices, whether people who were ardent supporters of Remain, who see this as their last opportunity to reverse Brexit.” Also appearing on BBC breakfast […]

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Jimmy Carr’s Netflix Holocaust special remarks condemned by UK Culture Secretary and anti-hate groups

Jimmy Car faces criticism from UK politicians and anti-hate groups for part of his latest Netflix special Its dark materialsin which he evokes the Nazi genocide of the Roma during the Holocaust. During the special which aired on the streamer on December 25, 2021, Carr makes remarks on dwarfism, Boy Scout sexual abuse, Bill Cosby […]

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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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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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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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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announces review of ‘sector vision’

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has unveiled a ‘sector vision’ review to be released this summer as part of the government’s commitment to get up to speed. At the Creative Coalition Festival 2022, Ms Dorries revealed she intended to provide “nearly £50m” to support creative businesses across the UK. The investment includes a £21m UK Global […]

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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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Campaign for Aphra Behn statue in Canterbury backed by Culture Secretary as shortlist revealed

The Culture Secretary has thrown her weight behind plans to honor a pioneering author with a statue in Kent. Nadine Dorries has praised the campaign to bring a statue of Aphra Behn to Canterbury – a shortlist of potential sculptors has been revealed. Aphra Behn Known as the first professional woman writer in the English […]

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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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Culture Secretary: Birmingham Commonwealth Games Aquatics Center will leave ‘a legacy for generations’

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries visits the Sandwell Aquatics Center alongside Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds Six months away from Birmingham 2022, this is a major milestone on the road to the Commonwealth Games The world-class facilities will improve access to sport in the West Midlands and leave a lasting legacy for the region beyond the […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confirms BBC license fee freeze

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed that the national television license fee, which is the BBC’s main source of revenue, will be frozen at £159 ($217) a year for the next two years. It will then increase in line with inflation for the next four years. Addressing the UK parliament on Monday, Dorries also […]

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BBC TV license will be scrapped, says Culture Secretary

BBC license fees could be abolished and replaced by a government grant, with viewers paying a voluntary subscription for entertainment and sport by 2027, according to new reports detailed today. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is expected to confirm that the cost of an annual TV license – which is required to watch live TV and […]

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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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Ex-Culture Secretary Karen Bradley urges Nadine Dorries not to privatize Channel 4

The Tory MP, who served as Culture Secretary between 2016 and 2018, told Conservative website Home that the station would not have set up a national headquarters in Leeds under a privatized model. She said: “The media industry has always had a London-centric bias, and Channel 4 has been no exception. That’s why, as well […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries hits out at BBC for covering anti-Semitic bus attack

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries hits out at BBC over its coverage of an anti-Semitic attack targeting teenagers on a bus Nadine Dorries clashed with BBC coverage of anti-Semitic bus attack The Culture Secretary asked chief executive Tim Davie how he intended to ‘resolve the issue in a timely manner’ Dorries wrote to Mr Davie amid […]

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Shadow culture secretary calls for ‘more clarity’ on restrictions as government awaits new Omicron data

Shadow Culture Secretary Lucy Powell has called for “more clarity” over data on the Omicron variant that could trigger new restrictions in England after Christmas. Speaking to Sky News, Powell said the decision to impose new restrictions would be “finely balanced”, but that greater transparency was needed on the thresholds for the government to impose […]

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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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Stanley Johnson: Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries says she ‘does not believe’ PM’s father inappropriately touched fellow Tory MP Caroline Nokes | Political news

A government minister has defended Stanley Johnson, calling him a ‘gentleman’ after a fellow Conservative Party MP accused the Prime Minister’s father of touching her inappropriately. Nadine Dorries, the culture secretary, said she ‘didn’t believe’ what Caroline Nokes had accused the former MEP of. In response to comments, Mrs Nokes said she was ‘sorry’ the […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries makes a shocking discovery on Channel 4

A video of Media and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries babbling after realizing Channel 4 isn’t paid by taxpayers goes viral. The Tory Secretary of State confidently suggested before a select committee that it was her job to make sure the British got their money’s worth. She said: “I would say that just because Channel 4 […]

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New Culture Secretary attacks left-wing critics who opposed her appointment

Nadine Dorries attacked left-wing critics who opposed his appointment as Culture Secretary, saying they had used him as “a means of political attack”. The politician, who is also a bestselling author, said there were a “vocal number” of predominantly male figures who were hostile to being given the role. Ms Dorries replaced Oliver Dowden as […]

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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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Britons’ decision to remove gender categories raises concerns – UK Culture Secretary

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has called it “sad” the Brit Awards’ decision to scrap the male and female categories at next year’s ceremony. She raised concerns that the move, which will instead see gender-neutral gongs, could prevent women from being “fairly represented”. It was announced on Monday that awards will be presented for Artist […]

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UK Culture Secretary ‘hasn’t made a decision’ on Channel 4’s future

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said she has not made a decision on the future of public service broadcaster Channel 4. The UK broadcasting and production industry is worried about rumors from the UK government that it intends to sell the network. Appearing before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Tuesday, Dorries […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries urges tech giants to protect young people or face criminal charges

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries Online tech giants must remove “harmful” algorithms directing young people to “suicidal chat rooms” or risk steep fines and criminal prosecution, the Culture Secretary has said. Nadine Dorries has told social media companies to act now before the Online Safety Bill comes before MPs in the New Year. His remarks came […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries warns BBC she is listening to fee opponents

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries warns the BBC she is listening to opponents of the license fee which funds the broadcaster – and says ministers plan to make the system ‘fit for the future’ The Culture Secretary said ministers are looking at the £159 payment Former minister Alun Cairns demanded a reduction, saying it was like […]

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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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Nadine Dorries: Culture Secretary urges public to use news websites to tackle big tech misinformation

The Culture Secretary called on the public to use trusted news sites in the fight against misinformation such as vaccine conspiracy theories. Nadine Dorries hailed the “well-researched and well-researched” work of journalists as “our first line of defense” against fake news such as Covid-19 “vaccine conspiracies” facilitated by tech giants. In a post supporting the […]

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Why Journalism Matters by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries

Journalism matters. It’s the theme of this week’s national campaign to celebrate the role a free press plays in British society, and it’s a powerful statement of fact. But why? It’s not just to have something entertaining to read with our morning bowl of cornflakes. Our democracy depends on it. Good journalism exposes wrongdoing and […]

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Culture Secretary: Government and public must support our world-renowned news industry

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries writes in support of the news industry’s annual Journalism Matters campaign Journalism matters. It’s the theme of this week’s national campaign to celebrate the role a free press plays in British society, and it’s a powerful statement of fact. But why? It’s not just to have something entertaining to read with […]

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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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Culture Secretary’s comments on class resonate in sector | News

New Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has echoed concerns that careers in the arts are the preserve of the privileged. Speaking at a Conservative Party conference this week, Dorries said ‘posh’ actors had an advantage over working-class ones. “If you want to do well as an actress – yes, I always say actress – then your […]

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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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British Culture Secretary says Beninese bronzes stolen in Nigeria ‘properly reside’ in British Museum

In a recent interview with Keme Nzerem of Channel 4 NewsUK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the Benin bronzes “properly resided in the British Museum”. The UK Culture Secretary’s comments stand in stark contrast to those of Germany’s Culture Minister Monika Gruetters, regarding the stolen Benin Bronzes. Gruetters said the Benin bronzes were a key […]

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British Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries makes London Tech Week debut

New British Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries gave the opening speech at the London Tech Week conference on Monday with the promise of “stable digital regulation”. Dorries, whose full official title is Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has said she will deliver on the UK government’s digital regulation ambitions set out in […]

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Sir Elton John calls for urgent meeting with new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries over visa rules

Sir Elton John calls for urgent meeting with new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries over post-Brexit visa rules which have hit musicians trying to tour the EU The rock singer is pushing for the relaxation of the rules that came into force in 2021 They do not guarantee visa-free travel for block musicians He argues it […]

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Historic tower faces demolition as new Culture Secretary withdraws list status

NOT New Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries removed the status as a listed industrial monument, allowing it to be demolished after campaigners believed it had been saved. Just a week after Historic England granted Teesside Dorman Long Tower Grade II status, it was withdrawn on appeal, meaning the 1955 concrete structure can be flattened. Tees Valley […]

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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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BBC’s Tim Davie on pursuing reform and engaging with new Culture Secretary – Deadline

BBC chief executive Tim Davie said the broadcaster needed “a really serious dialogue with the government” amid the replacement of Nadine Dorries by Oliver Dowden as Britain’s new culture secretary. Dorries has been a vocal critic of the BBC in the past. In 2018 she tweeted that the broadcaster was “a biased left-wing organization that […]

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British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden replaced in cabinet reshuffle

Just 45 minutes before Oliver Dowden addressed the British television industry at the Royal Television Society conference in Cambridge, the Culture Secretary was replaced in a shocking cabinet reshuffle that helped produce one of the most puzzling media moments in recent memory. Dowden has been replaced by Nadine Dorries (pictured), author and MP for Mid […]

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UK culture secretary spells out privatization hopes – Deadline

In his speech to the Royal Television Society convention on Wednesday, UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden will explain the Conservative government’s reasoning for wanting to privatize broadcaster Channel 4. Dowden will argue that new private investment would allow the channel to better follow SVODs such as Netflix and Amazon and point to Channel 4’s recent […]

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Privatization of Channel 4: the British secretary for culture details the advantages

UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is expected to outline the financial benefits privatization could bring to UK public service broadcaster Channel 4. On Tuesday, in response to a consultation from the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the privatization plan, Channel 4 warned that its public service remit would be compromised […]

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Vaccine passports could be needed beyond nightclubs, culture secretary admits

It sparked speculation that Mr Johnson’s statement was an attempt to encourage young people to get vaccinated, given concerns about slow uptake among people aged 18 to 30. On Friday, the Culture Secretary told Sky News: ‘My overall approach to certification – and that of the Prime Minister and the rest of government – is […]

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Culture Secretary praises Alnwick attractions after ‘brilliant’ family holiday in Northumberland

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport visited Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle during a family holiday in Northumberland earlier this month. He said: ‘I had a great family holiday in Northumberland this summer and visiting Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle was a real highlight. “The castle is an extraordinary piece of […]

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Ofcom could regulate Netflix documentaries to tackle ‘misinformation’, says Culture Secretary

Meanwhile, the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, about the impacts of ‘sustainable fishing’ on the marine environment, has been accused by interviewees who complained of misrepresenting their views. Ali Tabrizi, the British filmmaker behind the documentary, dismissed these claims. Launching the consultation, Mr Dowden said: “While there are certain rules that [streaming] providers must follow to protect […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden visits recovery grant businesses on whistleblower tour

MAKING gin and visiting a pub might not be the best activities to combine with driving a train, but that’s what a government minister did while visiting the Stratford area. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden’s Whistle Tour hosted organizations that received government stimulus grants during the lockdown. The local tour was organized by Shakespeare’s England. Mr […]

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Former senior IAS official and Culture Secretary Jawhar Sirkar shares morphed image of PM Modi

Former top bureaucrat Jawhar Sircar, who was also CEO of Prasar Bharati and India’s Culture Secretary, today (June 7) released a tweaked image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack him alleging crony capitalism . Sircar then proceeded to delete said tweet after criticism from social media users. Tweet deleted from Jawhar Sircar In the […]

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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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BBC must act quickly to restore trust, says UK Culture Secretary

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday the BBC must act quickly to restore trust after a damning report into how it secured a 1995 interview with Princess Diana revealed failings at heart of the state-funded broadcaster. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the Government would not ‘stand idly by’ after the report concluded […]

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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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UK Government will not consider festival insurance until lockdown ends, Culture Secretary says

The UK government will not consider festival insurance until the lockdown ends, according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. Speaking at a Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee meeting on May 13, Dowden clarified the position, suggesting that insurance support would only be considered an option. after the fourth stage of the easing of […]

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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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Sale of Channel 4 ‘under review’ in this Parliament, says Culture Secretary

Oliver Dowden said there was reason to consider the best future operating model ‘for the public broadcaster, which is largely commercially self-funded ( Image: NurPhoto Images/PA) Ministers are considering selling Channel 4 as part of a review of public service broadcasting. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said a decision on whether or not to privatize the […]

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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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billionaires retire from leading roles in the arts

As two of the founders of Carphone Warehouse, David Ross and Sir Charles Dunstone have a lot in common. They both went to the same public school, forged stellar careers by becoming billionaires, donated to the Conservative Party, and are generous patrons of the arts. But, over the weekend, it emerged that the pair are […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says test pilot events in sport help ‘unlock’ a sense of normalcy

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says pilot events such as the World Snooker Championship and FA Cup semi-finals will help ‘unlock’ a sense of normalcy and ‘pave the way for life to return as we knew it”. Sports fans returned to the UK stadium over the current weekend 320 fans attended Saturday’s World Snooker Championships match […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to meet with Facebook over Australian news ban, reports say

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has requested a meeting with Facebook after the social media giant banned news on its platform in Australia, according to reports. Facebook on Thursday began removing news content from its platform in Australia due to a bill they say “fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers.” The ban not […]

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Culture Secretary appoints Blondel Cluff CBE as chair of National Lottery Community Fund

In this role, she will set the long-term strategic direction of the UK’s largest funder of community activities, working with charities to enable people and communities to thrive. In 2020, it distributed over £650m, thanks to National Lottery players, supporting over 13,000 community groups as part of the coronavirus response. Recipients ranged from radio shows […]

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Culture Secretary and Sports Minister lead panel discussion on the future of football

The Culture Secretary and Minister for Sport today led a roundtable with current and former players from the Premier League, English Football League (EFL), Women’s Super League (WSL) and Championship feminine, to obtain the players’ point of view on the fight against discrimination and abuse. in the game, as part of their ‘Future of Football’ […]

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HENRY DEEDS sees Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden unveil crackdown on social media content

What is it about Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that doesn’t fill you with confidence? That precious voice, perhaps, or the way he reminds you of a model from a whimsical Boden catalog. It may be his inability to defend theaters for the past ten months. Either way, he doesn’t strike you as one of Westminster’s […]

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The Crown should be labeled fiction

Update, December 15: The British government continues to form an idea of ​​how The crown is tagged on Netflix. Per Deadline, a parliamentary committee hearing on December 14 debated the subject extensively, with Culture Secretary John Whittingdale saying it “does no harm” for the streaming service to label the series fictional. Amusingly, Whittingdale was called […]

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Premier League must ‘step up’ EFL clubs, says Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden | Soccer News

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has called on the Premier League to “step in” and provide financial support to EFL clubs during the coronavirus crisis. The EFL says its clubs stand to lose £200m without a crowd, having already lost £50m last season, amid fears that without a crowd some EFL clubs will disappear. dowden said […]