Friday, 30 November 2012

Ownership is key to any real press change

Leveson's report  provides a thorough review of the press but fails in his conclusion to address the key issue which is the need for plurality of ownership. No one individual or group should be allowed to own more than one newspaper or television channel. Until such stipulations are enacted the media will remain the domain of in the main a group of powerful right wing individuals who use the press to promote their own prejudices and interests. A major divesting of ownership plus encouragement for new publications could see a genuine restoration of a plurality that would serve the common good.

Guardian letters - 1/12/2012

Metro - 3/12/2012

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