Thursday, 30 December 2010

The Murdoch media menace

Avaaz is campaigning against Murdoch.

How we act now will help determine the future of our democracy. In new years to come will our media be dominated by a few corporate bullies or sustained by diverse independent voices?

The prime minister has stripped Vince Cable of responsibility for judging the BSkyB media takeover because Cable stated strong views on Rupert Murdoch. But David Cameron has given the task to another minister who’s clearly biased. Jeremy Hunt says he is a massive Murdoch fan and we can’t trust him to stop Murdoch dragging our public debate into the gutter, as he has already done in the US.

Let’s show Jeremy Hunt and David Cameron how we feel. If we make a big fuss the government won’t be able to wave through the Murdoch deal, and will be forced to order a full and fair review by the Competition Commission. Let's urgently sign the petition and forward it as widely as possible -- it will be delivered on New Year's Eve.

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