FCC called on to revoke licences in wake of British parliamentary report as phone hacking scandal widens abroad
- Ed Pilkington and Dominic Rushe
- in New York guardian.co.uk,
- Tuesday 1 May 2012 17.41 EDT
- Washington-based ethics watchdog is calling on federal regulators to revoke News Corporation‘s 27 Fox broadcast licences in the wake of the highly critical report on phone hacking from the UK parliament.
- Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew) has written to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, calling on the regulator to pull the plug on Rupert Murdoch‘s lucrative television licences on grounds of character.The letter argues that the final report of the UK Commons culture, media and sport committee, which concluded that Murdoch was not fit to run a major international company, had implications for the US regulators that they had now to act upon. Read More…