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Petitioning Fairfax Media

Don't let Gina Rinehart become a board member of Fairfax

Gina Rinehart is already a board member of Channel Ten, owning roughly 10% of the shares. Now she is edging closer to board membership at Fairfax Media (The Age) where she owns 13%.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/does-gina-have-enough-resources-20120601-1znbs.html

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-30/kohler-rinehart/4041760

It is clear that her push to become board member of Fairfax Media is part of a wider campaign to redirect public debate in her favour, and the favour of the mining industry. This is seriously undermining our democracy.

We need independent journalism that is not restricted in its coverage of important issues such as mining by mining magnate shareholders and board members.

This is even more important considering the enormous threat mining poses to the environment, the climate and now, apparently, democracy!

Please let Fairfax Media know that Australians will not tolerate Gina Rinehart being allowed any further control of the media in Australia!

 

 

Letter to
Fairfax Media
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Fairfax Media.

I want Fairfax Media not to appoint Gina Rinehart as a board member.

Ms. Rinehart is already a board member of Channel Ten, owning 10% of the shares. It is clear that her push to become board member of Fairfax Media is part of a wider campaign to redirect public debate in her favour, and the favour of the mining industry.

We need newspapers that are not restricted in their coverage of important issues like mining, by mining magnate shareholders and board members.

This is even more important considering the enormous threat mining poses to our environment. Please take a principled decision and make it clear that Fairfax Media stands for courageous independent journalism.


Sincerely,