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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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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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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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Boris Johnson ‘feeling positive’, says Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries in BBC interview about ‘car crash’

BBC viewers described a minister’s TV appearance as ‘painful’ and a ‘car accident’. Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries appeared on BBC Breakfast today (5 February). Ms Dorries, who appeared on the morning news show from her home in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, was interviewed by Gloucester-born presenter Charlie Stayt. READ […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Brutalist tower demolished after new culture secretary orders it to be delisted

The 1950s Dorman Long Tower was given a last-minute reprieve last week, after it was added to England’s National Heritage List on the recommendation of Historic England. The listing decision came shortly after the planning permission for its demolition was approved. However, it was almost immediately canceled by the new Secretary of State. Historic England […]

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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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Derby County: Culture Secretary pledges action to stop football clubs going bankrupt as Wayne Rooney’s side face points deduction | Political news

Nadine Dorries, the new culture and sport secretary, has vowed to ‘take action’ to prevent more football clubs going bankrupt after Derby County became the latest to run into financial trouble. She was responding to comments from Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville, who called on her to appoint an independent regulator to ‘stop this’. On […]

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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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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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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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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 […]