The latest news and comment on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
Julian Knight secured the chairmanship of the DCMS committee on a platform calling for reform to the BBC. A former journalist at the corporation, he has vowed to be a “critical friend” in his new role. The Tory MP talks to Georgina Bailey about why the Beeb must reflect the views of the nation as a whole.
The high level of turnover among ministers responsible for the arts means that theatres are often passed up as other industries benefit
No other institution is woven so deeply into the fabric of British national life as the BBC. We undermine that at our peril, writes director general Tony Hall
A powerful Commons committee has hit out at moves which could see the Six Nations rugby tournament taken off terrestrial TV.
The Prime Minister is facing a rebellion of backbench Tory MPs over plans to scrap the BBC licence fee.
High speed broadband, the future of the BBC, social media and gambling regulations, and sports club governance would be my priorities as chair of the DCMS committee
With experience as a journalist, a keen interest in sport and three years on the DCMS Committee under my belt I’m ready to take the lead, writes Julian Knight MP
Elections are fought online, not through the letterbox. We must act now to combat digital campaigning and safeguard our democracy, writes Damian Collins MP