Previous government aid packages for local papers have instead helped Fleet Street's 'big beasts'.
Sky already has a dominant position in subscription TV services in the UK.
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This deal needs to be seen for what it is: a massive step towards dominance of the UK media which could influence public opinion and squeeze out competition.
The big guns of Fleet Street are pressing for the government to abandon the Leveson reform process. But there are other voices out there.
The renewed takeover bid for one of Europe's biggest broadcasters must be referred to Ofcom.
Is it true Australia’s level of media concentration is among the highest in the world?
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Was shadow minister for communications Michelle Rowland right when she said Australia’s level of media ownership concentration is one of the highest in the world?
There appears to be a revolving door between Rupert Murdoch's papers and the Conservative Party.
More than 11,000 recipes will go in the bin as the BBC drops it’s much-loved Food site.
The national broadcaster's decision to close its food website is a direct result of political pressure.
Will we still be able to read all about it?
State regulation and punitive libel laws are no way to ensure a fair and free press.
Can the Pink ‘Un continue it’s strong transition to digital under new management?
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High price reflects the fact that the Pink 'Un is adapting to the digital world better than most other newspapers.
Why don’t YOU get your kit off, Rupert?
Rupert Murdoch has hinted at a change of heart about “Page 3 girls”. Pressure from The No More Page 3 campaign has pushed the issue to the forefront of public debate and now boasts more than 203,000 petition…
Sensitive: reporting of the Brooks trial must take care not to be prejudicial.
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It is rare indeed to hear an English judge, presiding over a case described as the “Trial of the Century”, explain to the jury that “in this case, in a way, not only are the defendants on trial, but British…