Welsh government officials threatened to cut National Library of Wales funding in a dispute about a Welsh-language job advertisement, emails show. The library had gone against the government’s wishes when it advertised for a Welsh-speaking chief executive. Partially redacted emails reveal government officials discussed using funding for the National Broadcast Archive as leverage against the move. The Welsh government said matters with the library had been resolved. Apparently Welsh Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport, and Tourism Dafydd Elis-Thomas was adamant there should be no Welsh language requirement in the job description.
BBC News, Mar. 21