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Public Voice (UK) response to the Government consultation on the Draft Communications Bill

Public Voice submission of public comment on the UK Communications Act of 2003, which states that "by allowing US companies to own mass audience, free to air public service TV channels in the UK, the Bill would undermine the common European position which: recognises the special cultural and democratic importance of broadcasting; preserves individual states’ ability to regulate their own markets in the interests of their own citizens; and specifically exempts broadcasting from deregulation and from global free trade agreements such as GATS. The US wants this protection removed. Allowing US corporate ownership in our market (without reciprocity) will enable it to pick off others and so break down the unified European position."

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