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Ministers in Wales have been called on to make public interest news a public service and for a Welsh Media Institute to promote a well-funded, plural and diverse media.
The Culture, Media and Sport committee has published the UK government’s response to its report on the sustainability of local journalism.
Initiatives promoting public interest journalism and broadcasting were discussed and Siobhan Holliman moved a motion on the Future of Media Commission.
The quality and coverage of local news will continue to decline, damaging democracy, without new support from the government, a cross-party committee of MPs has reported.
“We are effectively going to read a report and the death notice for the Future of Media Commission at the same time,” said Irish Secretary Séamus Dooley
Our response provides answers to questions by the DCMS, and the NUJ expresses concern over lack of media plurality and its impact on public interest journalism. We also outline the importance of public service broadcasters in the UK and Ireland as part of broader journalistic landscape.
Recommendations to support and fund a diverse, pluralistic and sustainable press and public interest journalism has been published for consideration by the Scottish government.
Join the 5PM Talk-ins, a tribute to Lyra McKee, the comedy night with Mark Thomas and friends & branch and sector events.
The week’s early evening debates started by discussing the union’s roadmap to protect public interest journalism.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the UK and Ireland pays tribute to all media workers around the world who have died at work during the last year in commemorations marking International Workers' Memorial Day on Wednesday 28 April 2021.