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Urgent: Murdoch’s Takeover

3 Mar 17

Urgent: Rupert Murdoch has just submitted his bid for a total takeover of Sky TV. If this deal goes ahead he’ll control what’s beamed into 22 million homes – making him the most powerful media owner in the UK. We have just 10 days to...

How effective are petitions?

2 Aug 12

38 Degrees members deliver a petition of over 410,000 names to the NHS. The 38 Degrees office team receive a number of queries about petitions and questions about how effective they are. 38 Degrees isn’t just all about petitions. And we certainly don’t think petitions are...

Stop Murdoch For Good

21 Nov 11

The media regulator Ofcom has been consulting people on whether it should tighten up the rules on media ownership. On Friday, a small team of 38 Degrees volunteers headed down to Ofcom’s head office in London.  They handed in over 30,000 messages from 38 Degrees...

What next for the Murdoch campaign?

29 Jul 11

38 Degrees members first started campaigning against Murdoch’s BSkyB powergrab back in July last year. On July 13th Murdoch dropped  its planned bid to take full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB.   Along with our friends at Avaaz, some great campaigning journalism from the Guardian and...

Victory – Murdoch withdraws BSkyB bid

13 Jul 11

The BBC is reporting that “Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has announced that it is dropping its planned bid to take full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB.” 38 Degrees members started campaigning against Murdoch’s BSkyB powergrab back in July last year. Along with our friends at...

Breaking news: vote on Murdoch’s BSkyB power grab

11 Jul 11

On Wednesday July 13th there will be a vote in Parliament on Rupert Murdoch’s power grab. Your MP will be weighing up how to vote.  Will they stand up for democracy and decent media standards? Or will they do what they’ve done far too many...