End Murdoch’s Ruthless Media Monopoly
To PM Gillard, and all members of Australia's government:
We urgently call on you to launch a comprehensive review of our media laws and hold a full inquiry into Australia media's practices including far-reaching investigations of Rupert Murdoch's News Limited. It's time to protect our privacy and our media, and safeguard our democracy.
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Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited controls 70% of what Australians read in newspapers every day -- and dismal media regulation give him a free rein to hold politics hostage, manipulate public opinion, and even hack phones. But now we have an opportunity to change that.
The recent UK phone-hacking scandal has exposed how ruthless and corrupt Murdoch's empire is, but his unbridled power might be crumbling -- Avaaz members in the UK won an amazing victory, helping stop Murdoch from buying over 50% of UK media. Now, he is beginning to feel the heat here -- PM Gillard is considering a full inquiry into Australian media that could place News Ltd under closer scrutiny and control. But Murdoch wields massive political influence and key members of both the cabinet and the Parliament are wavering.
The PM needs people power behind her if she’s to get a majority to endorse bold action. Let's urgently build an avalanche of public support for her to launch a comprehensive review of our media laws, clean up the media, and challenge Murdoch's abusive position. Sign the petition to preserve our democracy, and share this with everyone!