Ditch Murdoch

Ditch Murdoch
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Please share your pledge to #DitchMurdoch newspapers and services such as Sky below:

But most importantly act in cancelling any subscriptions.

When the story broke that News of the World was hacking Milly Dowler's voicemail, it shocked and appalled us all.

News of the World is owned by media-tycoon Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. At the time Milly's phone was hacked, News of the World’s editor was Rebekah Brooks, now News Corporation's chief executive. Over the years it has been documented that News Corporation pushes it's own political agenda, which we may have strong feelings about, but allowing such viewpoints is part of having a free and open society. Free speech rules.

However, freedom of speech ends when it becomes criminal. Activities such as invading someone’s privacy by illegally accessing voicemails is certainly not freedom of speech. It was bad enough when it was public figures, such as celebrities and politicians, and the excuse was often that it was in the public interest. But now, it seems that victims of crimes were also targeted, and voicemails were deleted that could have been used as evidence.

What to do?

Now, not everyone subscribes to the News of The World, so it's pointless just boycotting a paper you don't buy. I suggest we instead target Murdoch's much-larger News Corporation, which includes many well-known properties.

Here's a list of some of News Corps publications and services in the UK.

Please make your pledge to cancel your subscriptions to Rupert's newspaper and other services, such as Sky. Make sure you tell them why, too!

Please share your pledge to #DitchMurdoch newspapers and services such as Sky below:

But most importantly act in cancelling any subscriptions.

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