Allegations against Fox insufficient for judicial review of merger decision (Avaaz Foundation v Ofcom)

Analysis by Steven Barnett, published by LexisNexis
Following the announcement of a merger between Sky News and 21st Century Fox, Avaaz Foundation, a global citizens’ movement which has concerns over how the concentration of media ownership threatens the public interest, challenged Ofcom’s decision to allow the merger to proceed, by way of judicial review. Professor Steven Barnett, of the University of Westminster, comments on what lessons can be learned from this case and considers the implications for press freedom or media plurality.
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Steven Barnett

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Steven Barnett is Professor of Communications and a prominent writer and broadcaster who has been involved in policy analysis at the highest levels, both nationally and internationally, for the last 25 years. He has advised government ministers in the UK, has given evidence or served as an adviser on several parliamentary committees, has been called to give evidence to the European Parliament, and has been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences.

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6th September 2018
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