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The government has no will to restrict media ownership

There are no constitutional barriers to restricting media ownership. The coalition simply doesn’t want to

28th June, 2015
Alex White

A number of years ago, I was invited to speak at a competition law conference in Dublin organised by Competition, a specialist journal. In my address I dealt with the issue of media ownership in a democracy.

One of the points I made at the time was that a media ownership bill, which was then promised, could and should establish statutory guideline limits to prevent excessive concentration of the ownership of our media. I also...

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