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Australia: All set for the media tango, politicians versus proprietors – Katherine Murphy

All politics is local, goes the maxim. It’s a quaint notion in our globalised world, and yet it’s still substantially true. Here’s a case study to illustrate the point.  In Britain, after the phone hacking scandal and the Leveson inquiry, politicians from across the spectrum have tiptoed away from Rupert Murdoch. There has been collective self-criticism about how the political class should have been tougher, should have asserted more independence. Continue reading

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