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Russia Coach Fabio Capello Called to Parliament to Explain Performance at World Cup

Russia did not win a single game at the World Cup and now coach Fabio Capello must appear before parliament to explain why the team performed horribly. From The Daily Mail: The head of the State Duma's Sports Committee, Igor Anansikh,...Show More Summary

Select Committee hearing on Internet safety

This week the Culture, Media and Sport Committee held a evidence session on online safety. The Committee heard from: Simon Milner, Policy Director, UK and Ireland, Facebook Sinéad McSweeney, Director, Public Policy, Europe, the Middle...Show More Summary

U.K. Parliament to Review BBC's Public Mandate

The Culture, Media and Sport committee will analyze BBC funding, plans and the public broadcaster's Royal Charter, before the current one expires in December of 2016. read more

Google “Condemned” By UK Politicians For Linking to Piracy

A British House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee report has today "condemned" Google's failure to adequately respond to the issue of online piracy and its refusal to block "infringing" websites on the grounds they might also carry legal material. Show More Summary

Tim Farron says “Have your say on nuisance marketing calls”

Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron is urging people to respond to an inquiry into nuisance telephone marketing calls. Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee is planning to hold an inquiry into Nuisance Telephone Calls and Text Messages. Unwanted marketing messages can be received by telephone or text message. Together with abandoned, including silent, telephone calls, [...]

Julian Huppert backs inquiry into nuisance calls

A campaign to outlaw nuisance phone calls and texts supported by Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge Julian Huppert has led to a Parliamentary investigation. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to launch an inquiry into the issue and is calling for written evidence from anyone who wishes to contribute. It comes after Julian Huppert [...]

Have your say on nuisance marketing calls says Norman Lamb MP

Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb is urging people to respond to an inquiry into nuisance telephone marketing calls.  Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee is planning to hold an inquiry into Nuisance Telephone Calls and Text Messages.  Unwanted marketing messages can be received by telephone or text message.  Together with abandoned, including [...]

No to Nuisance Calls! – Jenny Willott MP

Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central Jenny Willott, is encouraging her constituents to supply evidence to an inquiry into nuisance calls and text messages. The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee today announced it is launching an inquiry to investigate abandoned (or silent) telephone calls and unwanted marketing messages which can be received [...]

Mark Hunter’s campaign boosted by new inquiry into nuisance telephone calls

Liberal Democrat MP Mark Hunter has welcomed the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s announcement that it will to hold an inquiry into Nuisance Telephone Calls and Text Messages. Unwanted marketing messages along with silent telephone calls have led to complaints from constituents across the country to their Members of Parliament and the Culture, Media and Sport [...]

Rupert Murdoch Invited, Not Compelled, To Appear Before Parliament Over Secret Tape

The secret recording of Rupert Murdoch addressing Sun staffers at a meeting last March has incited Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee to extend an invitation to the News Corp chief. “We’re inviting him to return to giveShow More Summary

Russian Sports Fans Spared ID-Only Entry to Games

An initiative to force fans attending any sports event in Russia to bring ID with them has been killed off, with the head of the Russian parliament's sports committee saying the government will decide when the rule will be applied on a case-by-case basis.

Focusing minds - and questions

Amidst all the pyrotechnics at Tuesday's hearing of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee with the BBC Director General, George Entwistle, one point went mostly unremarked: how much more focused and co-ordinated the committee was in...Show More Summary

The Beeb’s self-inflicted wound

And so the Savile stuff rumbles on with George Entwistle’s singularly unimpressive performance before the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. It still seems to me that the… Continue reading The post The Beeb’s self-inflicted wound appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Fair hearing

If anyone thought the three people accused of misleading the Culture, Media and Sport Committee during their hacking inquiry would respond by saying "it's a fair cop, guv", they can think again. The Commons has just voted overwhelmingly to refer the case to its ethics watchdog, the Standards and Privileges Committee. Show More Summary

Parliament Attack On Rupert Murdoch Was “Purely Partisan”: COO Chase Carey

Rupert Murdoch’s No. 2 opened the company’s earnings call by firing back at Parliament’s Culture Media and Sport Committee which said last week that the CEO’s handling of the UK hacking scandal scandal made him “not a fit person to exercise...Show More Summary

No Commons vote on Murdoch

I understand that the Commons is not going to be asked to vote on whether Rupert Murdoch is "a fit person" to run a major international corporation. However, the Commons Culture Media and Sport Committee hope that MPs will vote to censure...Show More Summary

What next for the phone hacking report?

The grand announcement of the Culture Media and Sport Committee's verdict on phone hacking has just dissolved into cross-party bickering. The committee had been looking into whether its earlier inquiry into phone hacking allegationsShow More Summary

Labour's hatred for Rupert Murdoch has blunted the Culture Committee's report

Rarely has there been quite so damning a verdict from a House of Commons committee. The investigation into phone hacking at News International  by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has uncovered a systematic attempt to mislead Parliament. According to the report, Rupert Murdoch is  "is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of [...]

Murdoch 'Not Fit' to Lead News Corp: UK Lawmakers

A group of British lawmakers has concluded that Rupert Murdoch is not fit to lead his own media empire: Parliament's Culture, Media, and Sport Committee released a report the AP calls "scathing," accusing Murdoch of misleading Parliament about the extent of the phone hacking scandal at his News of the...

Rupert Murdoch “Not Fit” To Run A Major International Company, Parliamentary Committee Concludes

Breaking News, Refresh For Latest… BREAKING: The UK’s Culture Media and Sport Committee is today publishing its report into the phone-hacking scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch’s press empire here. Labour Party MP Tom Watson just told a press conference in London that the committee has found Rupert Murdoch “not fit to run an international company like BSkyB.” More to come…

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