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We must make the online world a safer place

Jeremy Wright

, February 21, 2019 — Digital

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

For many of us social media is a feature of our lives that we cannot imagine being without.For many more of us doing things online is becoming more common and we are likely to do even more online in the future.It is worth remembering that the main reason online companies like Facebook and Google are…

Celebrating World Radio Day – a trusted friend to billions

Siobhan Kenny

, February 13, 2019 — Digital

CEO, Radiocentre

Today is World Radio Day, a celebration of the medium that brings vital information, entertainment and companionship to billions of people around the world and continues to evolve as a fundamental part of society. In recent years social media, music streaming and podcasts, on-demand TV and video services have all flourished, creating ever more pressure on people’s media…

Using information sharing to help tackle water poverty

Jess Keedy

, January 30, 2019 — Digital

Head of Consumers & Retail Competition, Floods & Water Cluster at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

The Water Poverty objective of the Digital Economy Act Part 5 allows the sharing of information between certain persons and organisations to support those living in water poverty. Jess Keedy, Head of Consumers & Retail Competition, Floods & Water Cluster at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), talks through the potential impacts and…

Safer Internet Day 2019

Will Gardner

, January 29, 2019 — Digital

CEO of Childnet International and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on the 5th February, highlighting the positive uses of technology and exploring the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider society, to join together…

Data Protection and Brexit – is your organisation prepared?

Margot James

, January 28, 2019 — Digital

Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries

As we prepare to leave the EU one of the key issues that we have been preparing for is data sharing. It’s something that affects businesses and consumers across the country. Although not always top of people’s minds, it’s something that’s vital to consider and plan for.That’s why today, on Data Protection Day, I want…

Design in Britain: powering a new industrial age

Alice Black

, January 10, 2019 — Culture

Director of the Design Museum

Britain is a nation of creators and inventors, builders and makers. From the jet engine to Raspberry PI, James Dyson to Zaha Hadid, British designs have driven industrial revolutions, spurred our economic growth and spread our cultural influence around the world. Design and technologyWe stand today on the cusp of a new industrial age, with…

UK and Japan: The enduring appeal of Peter Rabbit

Stacey McShane

, January 9, 2019 — Culture

General Manager, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Once upon a time Beatrix Potter wrote a story about a naughty rabbit named Peter. Far away in Japan, he was so popular people flew half way around the world to find out more about him and the famous author. Peter Rabbit is a firm favourite in Japanese culture and Beatrix Potter has an enduring…

UK and Japan: Friends and partners

Kate Arthurs

, January 7, 2019 — Culture

Director Arts, British Council

Considering the distance between our countries, our cultural relationship with Japan is in very good shape.Both Japan and the UK are renowned for outstanding arts and culture that attracts worldwide attention. We show remarkably high levels of connection in the arts, and there is a strong drive towards closer cooperation in other sectors, including education,…

Go Global Africa 2019

Louise Sheridan

, — Digital

Head of International Tech Hub Network

Did you know that the UK has produced 1 in 5 of the continent’s billion-dollar tech unicorns and is home to the big European tech investors, with 7 of Europe’s 10 leading unicorn venture capital hunter funds?Did you know it is a magnet for tech talent with 1 in 5 international movers choosing the UK,…

Introducing the Digital Connectivity Portal

Barrier Busting Taskforce

, December 20, 2018 — Digital

In government, we want to make sure all communities and businesses across the UK can benefit from world-class digital connectivity. This is why we have launched the Digital Connectivity Portal, an online resource for local authorities and communications network providers with guidance to support investment in  broadband and mobile networks. World-class digital connectivity High-quality and…