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The complicated politics holding up Rupert Murdoch’s Sky deal – CNNMoney

Saturday, September 16, 2017

There’s a question floating among the British political and media figures. Are Rupert Murdoch’s dreams of owning all of Sky plc falling apart? In a surprising blow for Murdoch’s company 21st Century Fox, the U.K. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley announced earlier this week that she is asking the British Competition and Markets Authority to investigate whether Fox’s fully controlling Sky plc, with its business in…

The complicated politics holding up Rupert Murdoch’s Sky deal – CNNMoney

Saturday, September 16, 2017

There’s a question floating among the British political and media figures. Are Rupert Murdoch’s dreams of owning all of Sky plc falling apart? In a surprising blow for Murdoch’s company 21st Century Fox, the U.K. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley announced earlier this week that she is asking the British Competition and Markets Authority to investigate whether Fox’s fully controlling Sky plc, with its business in…

The complicated politics holding up Rupert Murdoch’s Sky deal – CNNMoney

Friday, September 15, 2017

There’s a question floating among the British political and media figures. Are Rupert Murdoch’s dreams of owning all of Sky plc falling apart? In a surprising blow for Murdoch’s company 21st Century Fox, the U.K. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley announced earlier this week that she is asking the British Competition and Markets Authority to investigate whether Fox’s fully controlling Sky plc, with its business in…

Small portion of Mar-a-Lago visitor logs released after FOIA lawsuit – ABC News

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Trump administration today appeared to rebuff efforts by watchdog groups to find out who visited the president at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida estate, during the months following his inauguration. In a federal lawsuit filed on April 10, 2017, government watchdog groups asked for the release of the Secret Service’s White House visitor logs covering Inauguration Day through March 8, along with records of presidential visitors to Mar-a-Lago and other Trump…

Journalism under fire from abuse and trolls – The Guardian

Friday, September 15, 2017

What with Donald Trump’s bombastic disparagement of journalists and British politicians’ do-little disregard of those who heckle and troll working journalists for their “awkward” questions, it cannot be long before vituperation begets violence. BBC chairman David Clementi nailed the problem at the Royal Television Society conference in Cambridge in highlighting the abuse suffered (particularly by women journalists such as the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg and Emma Barnett) in reporters’ honest pursuit…

The new media ownership law doesn’t address the real crisis journalism is facing – The Guardian

Friday, September 15, 2017

Never before in the history of Australian parliaments has so much labour been spent by so many governments over changes to laws that that almost everyone agreed needed to go. Such is the nature of media power. One of the reasons we now, at last, have change to media ownership regulation in Australia is that desperation has forced commercial rivals to come to some agreements about what they want. Previous…

Home-made bomb injures 22 on packed London commuter train – Reuters

Friday, September 15, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 22 people on Friday in Britain’s fifth major terrorism incident this year, but apparently failed to fully explode. Passengers heading into the British capital fled in panic after the blast as the train was about to depart Parsons Green underground station in West London at 8.20 a.m. (0720 GMT)….

Fox News fears could kill Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal – CNNMoney

Friday, September 15, 2017

Britain is putting Rupert Murdoch’s dream takeover on hold because of concerns over broadcasting standards at Fox News. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media. Sky (SKYAY) shares…

Blast reported on London underground train: Metro newspaper – Reuters

Friday, September 15, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – A home-made bomb exploded on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London injuring 22 people on Friday, police said, in what was being treated as the fifth terrorism attack in Britain this year. Passengers on board a train heading into the capital fled as fire engulfed a carriage at Parsons Green underground station in West London after the explosion at 8.20 a.m. (0720 GMT). Some suffered burns…

The new media ownership law doesn’t address the real crisis journalism is facing – The Guardian

Friday, September 15, 2017

Never before in the history of Australian parliaments has so much labour been spent by so many governments over changes to laws that that almost everyone agreed needed to go. Such is the nature of media power. One of the reasons we now, at last, have change to media ownership regulation in Australia is that desperation has forced commercial rivals to come to some agreements about what they want. Previous…

UK subjects Rupert Murdoch’s Fox to wider probe over Sky takeover bid – Economic Times

Friday, September 15, 2017

LONDON: Rupert Murdoch faces months of fresh scrutiny over how he runs his media empire as UK authorities embark on a wider probe of 21st Century Fox Inc’s £11.7 billion-pound pursuit of pay-TV company Sky Plc. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley on Thursday said she has made a final decision to ask the nation’s competition regulator to investigate Fox’s commitment to broadcasting standards and whether its takeover of London based Sky…

The new media ownership law doesn’t address the real crisis journalism is facing – The Guardian

Friday, September 15, 2017

Never before in the history of Australian parliaments has so much labour been spent by so many governments over changes to laws that that almost everyone agreed needed to go. Such is the nature of media power. One of the reasons we now, at last, have change to media ownership regulation in Australia is that desperation has forced commercial rivals to come to some agreements about what they want. Previous…

UK subjects Rupert Murdoch’s Fox to wider probe over Sky takeover bid – Economic Times

Friday, September 15, 2017

LONDON: Rupert Murdoch faces months of fresh scrutiny over how he runs his media empire as UK authorities embark on a wider probe of 21st Century Fox Inc’s £11.7 billion-pound pursuit of pay-TV company Sky Plc. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley on Thursday said she has made a final decision to ask the nation’s competition regulator to investigate Fox’s commitment to broadcasting standards and whether its takeover of London based Sky…

The new media ownership law doesn’t address the real crisis journalism is facing – The Guardian

Friday, September 15, 2017

Never before in the history of Australian parliaments has so much labour been spent by so many governments over changes to laws that that almost everyone agreed needed to go. Such is the nature of media power. One of the reasons we now, at last, have change to media ownership regulation in Australia is that desperation has forced commercial rivals to come to some agreements about what they want. Previous…

UK subjects Rupert Murdoch’s Fox to wider probe over Sky takeover bid – Economic Times

Friday, September 15, 2017

LONDON: Rupert Murdoch faces months of fresh scrutiny over how he runs his media empire as UK authorities embark on a wider probe of 21st Century Fox Inc’s £11.7 billion-pound pursuit of pay-TV company Sky Plc. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley on Thursday said she has made a final decision to ask the nation’s competition regulator to investigate Fox’s commitment to broadcasting standards and whether its takeover of London based Sky…

UK subjects Rupert Murdoch’s Fox to wider probe over Sky takeover bid – Economic Times

Thursday, September 14, 2017

LONDON: Rupert Murdoch faces months of fresh scrutiny over how he runs his media empire as UK authorities embark on a wider probe of 21st Century Fox Inc’s £11.7 billion-pound pursuit of pay-TV company Sky Plc. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley on Thursday said she has made a final decision to ask the nation’s competition regulator to investigate Fox’s commitment to broadcasting standards and whether its takeover of London based Sky…

San Francisco trial weighs breach-of-trust claim by McClatchy family … – Fresno Bee

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A San Francisco court is hearing a long-standing complaint by a McClatchy family member that the Sacramento company’s former chairman and trustees mishandled a family trust with the 2006 takeover of newspaper chain Knight Ridder Inc. for $4.4 billion. The breach-of-trust allegation dates back to a suit filed in 2012 in San Francisco Superior Court by Carlos McClatchy, son of James B. McClatchy, the firm’s former board chairman and publisher….

Sky-21st Century Fox merger: Rupert Murdoch’s takeover to be referred to competition authority – The Independent

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The proposed takeover of Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox will be referred to the competition and markets (CMA) authority, Culture Minister Karen Bradley confirmed on Thursday. “I will issue and publish my formal referral decision in the coming days,” she said. Earlier this week Ms Bradley already said that she was “minded” to refer the proposed tie-up and gave the two parties ten days to respond to her…

David Suchet to star as newspaper proprietor in BBC1 drama – The Guardian

Thursday, September 14, 2017

David Suchet is to star as a newspaper press baron in a BBC1 drama charting the competing fortunes of a liberal left broadsheet and a tabloid moving on from the phone-hacking scandal. The six-part series, Press, is the work of the Doctor Foster and King Charles III writer Mike Bartlett, who has promised a drama that interrogates why news is important and explores the ethical dilemmas reporters and editors face…

Fox News fears could kill Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal – CNNMoney

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Britain is putting Rupert Murdoch’s dream takeover on hold because of concerns over broadcasting standards at Fox News. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media. Sky (SKYAY) shares…