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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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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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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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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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A big culture shock is coming to New Zealand

Comment Less than 72 hours after the Prime Minister announced that the country would run a red light if Omicron entered the community, the call has been made. It will be a culture shock for many in the coming months as Covid finally takes hold, writes political editor Jo Moir. Despite two years of closures, […]

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Statement from the Secretary for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on Coronavirus (COVID-19): May 20, 2020

Press conference on the coronavirus (May 20, 2020) Hello and welcome to today’s briefing. I am happy to be joined by Steve Powis – the National Medical Director for NHS England. First, I want to update you on the latest data on the coronavirus response. 2,962,227 coronavirus tests have now been carried out in the […]

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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 […]

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An audience with Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Matt Hancock, the creator of the Matt Hancock app, sits in Matt Hancock’s office at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), in a Pinewood Studios Matt Hancock director’s chair, drinking coffee in a Matt Hancock mug. Earlier he was rolling a cricket ball in his hands – there is no evidence the […]