Media legislation is now long overdue

It does matter to society who owns and controls the media.

21st April, 2012

It does matter to society who owns and controls the media. For this reason, the inaction by successive governments on the issue - and the lack of legislative response to the 2009 proposals by the advisory group about media mergers - is unfortunate. We are told that legislation is now on the way. Perhaps, finally, a more up-to-date structure will be created - the current regime is a rather unsatisfactory mix of oversight by the...

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