People power vs Murdoch
Together, we took on the world's most powerful media baron, and won! After seven months of campaigning, public outrage forced Murdoch to abandon his bid for BskyB, the biggest deal of his career! See more details in the campaign report.
Posted: 14 July 2011
For decades Murdoch has ruled with impunity -- making and breaking governments with his vast media holdings and scaring opponents into silence, but this week we showed that people power can beat him!
Since November we've led the fight against Murdoch’s media takeover! Through almost 1 million actions, 7 campaigns, 30,000 phone calls, investigations and countless stunts and legal tactics, we've blocked Murdoch’s BSkyB deal! Jeremy Hunt twice said our 200,000 submissions and threat to sue him delayed his sign-off on the deal.
Now we need to make sure justice is done, press for media laws so this never happens again, and take our red-hot UK campaign global, to roll back the Murdoch menace everywhere. The dirty tricks and illegal hacking don't stop with one paper, or one country. Murdoch's empire systematically breaks the law and undermines our democracies across the world. We're loosening his grip on the UK, but he still has a strong hold over the US, Australia and other countries. Let’s join together to stop him -- use the form on the right to chip in!