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Murdoch – a view from Brussels

News Corporation’s bid for the 61% of shares in BSkyB that it does not already own has been filed with the European Commission. They will now have 25 working days, until 8 December, to conduct an intitial investigation into the deal on competition grounds. It will then decide whether to conduct a second, or longer phase II investigation, which could take up a further 125 working days.  Within a couple of days of the notification, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) wrote to the Commission calling on them to reject the appllication on both competition and media plurality grounds. Continue reading Murdoch – a view from Brussels