Avaaz.org: Taking Down Rupert Murdoch?

09 Justice, Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics
Rupert Murdoch

Hacking murdered children’s phones, paying off police, destroying evidence of crimes, threatening politicians — UK leaders say Rupert Murdoch’s empire has “entered the criminal underworld”. For decades, Murdoch has ruled with impunity — making and breaking governments with his vast media holdings and scaring opponents into silence, but we’re fighting back, and winning!

Murdoch’s reign of fear is breaking down, and many are on the edge of speaking out against his tactics. The dam is about to break in the US, Australia and elsewhere, but we need to give it an urgent push by investigating Murdoch further, organising high profile opposition, and making sure that our politicians pass laws that will clean up our media for good. Let’s make it happen together:

Our community kept campaigning on this issue when almost everyone else in the UK gave up hope. Because we’re people-powered, we don’t have the same fear of Murdoch that almost everyone else does. It’s part of the promise that people power has for change in the world. Today, hope is breaking out in the UK — let’s take it global.

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