Prime Minister Liz Truss has appointed RT Hon Michelle Donelan MP as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Michelle Donelan has been MP for Chippenham since 2015 and takes over the department from Nadine Dorries MP. Previously Donelan was a Minister of State for Higher and Further Education and a Minister for Universities at the Department for Education.
Corporation’s reporters to attend games after apologies are issued BBC journalists will return to Ibrox for Rangers FC’s games and press conferences in the 2022/2023 season the first time since 2015 after the British broadcaster issued an apology for failing to meet its editorial standards when reporting on the club. In announcement today (21st June, 2022), the BBC said: ‘A disagreement between BBC Scotland and Rangers FC has limited the [...]
Alliance of media and free speech organisations warns press accreditation fees will restrict open democracy The News Media Coalition and a growing list of press freedom and democracy organisations have issued a joint statement demanding that the UK's Conservative Party withdraw charges for journalists' access to conferences its Autumn conference. Following earlier approaches to the party, the organisations have [...]
NMC welcomes Shutterstock support for press freedom, positive public policy and advancing independent editorial coverage The News Media Coalition and Shutterstock today (July 7, 2022) announced that the global creative platform has joined the NMC's Board alongside other major news enterprises. In becoming a member, Shutterstock will help the NMC's mission to safeguard independent news-gathering opportunities, ensuring legal intellectual property [...]
The News Media Coalition (NMC) - representing major news publishers and international news agencies - welcomes the UK government's recently published response to the DCMS Select Committee's inquiry into Major Sporting and Cultural Events. The Committee's recommendations to promote and protect the special role of news media in reporting on events of public interest, were supported by the NMC and [...]
The 'Play the Game' conference yesterday (27/06/22) heard speakers describe how the Qatar organisers of the FIFA World Cup tried to use media control to handle human rights and 'sports-washing' accusations. Benjamin Best, a journalist, was one of a number of attendees who said that media coverage of human rights abuses had led the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, [...]