April 11, 2019

Raising the Arrest of Two Journalists for Exposing the Police Protecting Killers in the Loughinisland Massacre in Northern Ireland – My DCMS Question

Last week, the Foreign Secretary, said that “democracy and freedom of expression mean nothing unless journalists are able to expose the truth”. How does this square with the arrest of two members of the National Union of Journalists – Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey – for their role in making the award-winning documentary No Stone Unturned, precisely for exposing the …

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April 9, 2019

‘Online Harms’ White Paper – Calling For Urgent New Electoral Laws to Tackle Disinformation

The Government has this week published its Online Harms white paper – but there’s a glaring omission. The White paper contains nothing to address the serious concerns in our Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee reports about transparency in online political advertising & scourge of disinformation. With the likelihood of an early General Election, or confirmatory referendum, we need new …

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April 3, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for March

My monthly newsletter for March is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can read this months newsletter by clicking here. You can sign up tor receive the newsletter directly via email by clicking here.

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March 1, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for February

My monthly newsletter for February is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view February’s newsletter by clicking here.   If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

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January 31, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for January

My monthly newsletter for January is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view January’s newsletter by clicking here. If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

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October 23, 2018

Visit to Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Cardiff Central is very privileged to be home to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. The college, based on the edge of Bute Park, trains hundreds of students every year in performing arts disciplines including music, acting, design and management. I visited the college to meet new Principal Prof Helena Gaunt, along with a number of senior staff …

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June 22, 2018

Sports Tourism in Cardiff

This week at Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Questions, I asked the Department when they were going to allow Cardiff to grow even further and thrive as a hub for sports tourism. Cardiff has proven itself to be an ideal venue for international sports events, as seen by last year’s Champions League Final, but this Government is holding us back. …

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January 23, 2018

BskyB and Leveson Inquiry Update

A number of constituents have written in to me over the last few months expressing concerns about both the Murdoch takeover bid of BskyB and the family’s corporate conduct. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have now said that the proposed purchase of Sky by Fox would hand too much power and influence to the Murdoch family and that the …

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November 16, 2017

DCMS Questions – S4C Review

This morning I questioned the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the independent review the department has commissioned into the future of S4C. Euryn Ogwen Williams’ review will look at all aspects of the Welsh-language broadcaster and make recommendations for government on its future. S4C are expected to lose £9 million of funding over the next …

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