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Jeremy Hunt hints at rules to curb Murdoch media dominance

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/03/2011

Dan Sabbagh

"Jeremy Hunt is to consider extending the public interest rules that govern the UK media industry so that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation could face further sanctions if it becomes progressively more dominant without making any more British acquisitions.

"The culture secretary will next month publish a discussion document to kickstart a consultation with the media industry ahead of a green paper towards the end of this year. Legislation will follow in the second half of this parliament.

"Hunt - speaking in an interview with MediaGuardian - said he was sympathetic to a problem identified by Ofcom, the communications regulator, when it examined News Corp's proposed £8bn buyout of BSkyB under the public interest tests. The tests, Ofcom said, could only be applied in a merger situation under current law."

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"Jeremy Hunt hints at rules to curb Murdoch media dominance", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2011. Consulté le 26/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/jeremy-hunt-hints-at-rules-to-curb-murdoch-media-dominance