Former Prime Minister calls for investigation of U.S. media monopoly
19 de octubre de 2020, 10:58Canberra, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (2007-2010) received today the support of citizens for Parliament to investigate the largest American media monopoly, owned by Rupert Murdoch.
The Sydney Morning Herald recalled that News Corp, founded forty years ago by Murdoch, has hundreds of local newspapers, as well as journals such as The Australian, the Daily Telegraph tabloid and Sky News pay-TV channel.
According to this daily, Rudd said that no other country in the world has the level of media monopoly registered by Rupert Murdoch in Australia.
The former prime minister denounced that the American monopoly has employed many right-wing and conservative anchors, who oppose measures against the global climate crisis, among other issues related to environmental protection.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the petition of a legislative inquiry will be received by the local parliament as of November 4.
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