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Apr 12th, 2011

Emergency petition to stop Murdoch’s power grab

By holly.b

Just when we thought that Murdoch had the deal in the bag, his media empire has confessed to hacking the phones of various celebrities and politicians.  [1]

The media outcry around the phone hacking scandal has given us the chance to step up our campaign to try and limit Murdoch’s empire by putting together an emergency petition with Avaaz. We demand that the government calls a full inquiry into the phone hacking, and halts the BSkyB takeover process until all the facts have been established.

If you don’t want Murdoch to get away with it, sign the petition now:


38 Degrees have already handed in 60,000 messages to Ofcom asking them to put the BskyB bid in front of the Competition Commission, back in November.  Last Christmas we put together an Emergency Petition to let the government know that Jeremy Hunt is not the right person to judge the BskyB deal.

Right now, we have a chance to make our voices heard and demand that the government make a full inquiry into the phone hacking scandal and put on hold the BskyB takeover that Murdoch is chasing.

Please add your name and build the pressure for Murdoch to be reined in:

The petition will be handed in this Friday, in full view of the media to the High Court in London.

Don't let Murdoch get away with it

Photograph by World Economic Forum

[1] News Of The World statement: http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/notw/public/nol_public_news/1266448/News-International-statement-News-of-the-World-says-sorry.html

For more information on the phone hacking scandal:

[1] http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/11/rebekah-brooks-phone-hacking

[2] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13034848

[3] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/rebekah-brooks-backtracks-on-admission-about-police-payments-2266448.html

[4] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8444890/I-know-nothing-about-payments-to-police-says-News-International-chief-executive-Rebekah-Brooks.html


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