This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Enhance democracy by ending corporate domination of the media

A plural and diverse media is an essential part of a healthy democracy and yet in the UK three companies control 71% of national newspaper circulation and five companies control 81% of local newspaper titles. We demand a debate on how to end corporate media domination and how to enhance pluralism.

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We the undersigned demand an end to the domination of our media by a small number of individuals. The EU referendum demonstrated the dismal state of our democracy. Journalist Anthony Hilton asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. 'That’s easy,' he replied. 'When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.' We deserve a more democratic system than this and we should set about creating one immediately.

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