• Manifesto for Media Reform launched

    What we're calling on politicians to do in the next parliament

  • 'Would Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs have been much more energetic in its own recent investigations into wide-scale tax avoidance, had the Telegraph continued to hold HSBC to account after its 2012 investigation?
    There are great issues here. They go to the heart of our democracy, and can no longer be ignored.'

    Peter Oborne, former Chief Political Commentator of the Daily Telegraph

  • Our media isn't like the weather, something we can't change and have to learn to accept.

    It's like it is because of conscious political and economic choices made by politicians and media owners.

    Different choices can be made, which would give us a different and better media, and we want your help to bring them about

  • 'All Murdoch editors, what they do is this: they go on a journey where they end up agreeing with everything Rupert says. But you don't admit to yourself that you're being influenced.
    Most Murdoch editors wake up in the morning, switch on the radio, hear that something has happened and think, What would Rupert think about this?' It's like a mantra inside your head.
    It's like a prism. You look at the world through Rupert's eyes.'

    David Yelland, former editor of The Sun

  • 'Forgot to tell #Leveson it's unreasonable to expect individuals to spend £millions on newspapers and not have access to politicians'

    Evgeny Lebedev, Owner of The Independent

  • 'Bored one evening, I counted up all the number of times I had met Tony Blair. And the result was astonishing really, or slightly shocking – according to your viewpoint.
    I had 22 lunches, six dinners, six interviews, 24 further chats over tea and biscuits and numerous telephone calls with him...’

    Piers Morgan, former editor of The Daily Mirror

SIGN OUR STATEMENT FOR MEDIA REFORM

WHY WE NEED MEDIA REFORM

Britain has one of the most concentrated media environments in the world.

The hacking scandal and its aftermath demonstrated how that power has been used nationally, whilst at local level community after community is losing the means to publicly hold power to account.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Far from being something we have to live with, the media system we have today is a result of deliberate political choices.

We can make other choices, and do other things to get the kind of media our democracy needs.

TAKE ACTION

We can start that reform by telling our politicians that we care about our media and that we want something better.
WHY WE NEED REFORM
WHAT CAN BE DONE
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

We believe a truly democracy society needs a media that reflects the diversity of opinion in our society, not the narrow spectrum of views that constitute official public debate.

We believe that at national and local level, the powerful in public and corporate life need a media which holds them to account – and so does the media itself.

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