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Media Mergers: Background Note


  • Gary Hewitt


The question of who owns our newspapers, television and radio is vital to democracy. The information and opinion we draw on must reflect a range of different voices and views if we are to be able to understand and debate the issues of the day. The Government’s task is to create a framework for media ownership which protects that plurality of voices and encourages a diversity of content whilst, at the same time, promoting the most competitive market for media businesses and attracting new investment ...

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  • Gary Hewitt, 2004. "Media Mergers: Background Note," OECD Journal: Competition Law and Policy, OECD Publishing, vol. 5(4), pages 79-146.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:dafkaa:5lmqcr2jcxg6

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    1. Van der Burg, Miriam & Van den Bulck, Hilde, 2015. "Economic, political and socio-cultural welfare in media merger control: An analysis of the Belgian and Dutch competition authorities’ reviews of media mergers," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 2-15.

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