To: Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture

Stop Murdoch

Stop Murdoch

We understand that 21st Century Fox, led by Rupert Murdoch, has reached an agreement in principle to buy Sky, the UK’s largest broadcaster.

We have serious doubts, in the light of the phone hacking scandal, whether Rupert Murdoch is a ‘fit and proper person’ to take further control of the UK media .

We demand that Karen Bradley, the Culture Secretary, issue a public interest intervention notice and that regulators launch a full and rigorous investigation into the proposed acquisition, including a fit and proper person test.

Why is this important?

We believe that this takeover would not be in the public interest and that the plurality of the UK’s media landscape would be seriously diminished if it went ahead. Our media is already dominated by a handful of very powerful organisations that exert huge control over the national conversation.


Reasons for signing

  • Rupert Murdoch withdrew his last attempt to control UK Media when his newspapers were caught-out hacking peoples telephones. What is different about him, and his son, today?
  • why do we continue to allow foreign ownership of our media? the public interest says no more.
  • No single person should weald so much influence on elected government.

Updates

2016-12-12 18:13:37 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2016-12-12 09:48:30 +0000

500 signatures reached

2016-12-11 11:03:32 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-12-11 00:29:37 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-12-10 23:11:48 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-12-10 22:44:12 +0000

10 signatures reached