26 October 2017 — Media Reform Coalition
In our submission to the phase 2 Fox/Sky merger inquiry we have presented interim findings from new research. This suggests that the Murdoch’s influence over the news agenda may be more extensive than previously thought. The Sky take-over threatens to further consolidate this control over news agendas on every platform – print, television, radio and online.
This is indeed cause for concern and entirely debunks the case made by Fox that Murdoch’s agenda power has diminished. As we enter this critical final phase of the merger review, it is imperative that we keep reminding people of why this deal poses such a grave threat to media plurality and democracy at large. Contact your MP, local media, radio phone-ins, and share widely through social media channels – here’s the link.
Also just a reminder to keep Saturday 2nd December free for the Media Democracy Festival where you will be able to have your say about future MRC campaigns and policies. Full details of timings, speakers and registration link will be provided soon.
Also on evening of Tuesday 7th November there is a conference and public meeting on ‘Is there anything wrong with branded content?’, on the evening of Tuesday 7th November. Full details here.
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