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Why media ownership matters

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When Ed Miliband won the leadership by just over 1% the media had a field day. The wrong brother who had been backed by the unions won by just a fraction in a run off. MPs who supported David Miliband indulged in their usual ritual of reacting to events through Westminster’s tedious gossip machine whining to journalists that the result was a ‘disaster’.

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Freedom of Information at risk?
Hard-won 'rights to know' might be restricted by future expenditure cuts in Whitehall and campaigners fear the Freedom of Information Act could become a target for efficiency savings. Listen to our latest podcast about threats to FOI, with Nicholas Jones.
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