Live music protection: Assembly Members to debate petition

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On Wednesday 12 July, Assembly Members will debate a petition calling for live music venues to be protected. The petition caught the imagination of live music lovers in Wales and collected over 5,000 signatures.

This is the first time an Assembly petition has been signed by over 5,000 people since the new petitions process was introduced in March. The changes allow the Petitions Committee to request an Assembly debate on any petition collecting over 5,000 signatures.

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Broadcasting in Wales: updates since the Big Picture report

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In February 2017, the Assembly’s Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee published its Big Picture report, setting out its initial views on broadcasting in Wales. This was the product of meetings with the BBC, ITV, S4C and the industry regulator – Ofcom – in autumn 2016. This week, on Wednesday 14 June, the Assembly will debate the report in Plenary.

Since the report’s publication there have been significant developments relating to the BBC and Welsh language channel S4C.

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News journalism in Wales: print decline and digital growth

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Print circulations of Welsh newspapers have dropped sharply over the last decade – as they have the world over – leading to job-losses, mergers and newspaper closures. Online traffic to news sites has vastly increased over the same period – though online revenues are far from compensating news organisations for the loss of revenue from newspaper sales. This is an international phenomenon, but given the comparatively weak indigenous Welsh media, the effects could be expected to be felt more sharply in Wales.

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New publication: Community buildings, places of worship and faith groups

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This funding guide outlines and signposts sources of financial assistance available to organisations and groups for the construction, development and maintenance of community buildings and places of worship. This guide also includes sources of financial assistance available for faith groups in Wales.

Community buildings, places of worship and faith groups (PDF, 2,529KB)


National Assembly for Wales Research Service