A free press is often cited as being a cornerstone of a good democracy, so what does that say about our democracy? The awareness is growing that the mainstream media in the UK is far from free with huge commercial and political pressures driving the type of news reported. Media monopolies are dominant within the UK, and seemingly aided by the UK government in increasing the size of these monopolies. Even the relative freedom of the BBC, from commercial pressures, is being threatened by the Tory government who hold a long standing grudge against them……….
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