Many countries look at the U.K. for models when it comes to media. But is the U.K. market really a model? A new report shows the British media is in the hands of a few behemoths.
A new report published by the Media Reform Coalition (MRC) shows that right across the board - from news websites to the press, TV channels to radio stations, search engines to mobile apps - the UK media is controlled by a handful of giant corporations. The MRC argues that the UK suffers from endemic levels of concentration in news and information markets, which threaten to choke democratic debate through unaccountable political influence and sheer lack of diversity.