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Media Convergence: Senator Keith Davey on his findings

In the world of mega mergers and convergence, there's growing concern about a monopoly of ideas. Reporters argue increased ownership will shake the very foundation democracy is founded upon. Owners say it's the only way Canadian newspapers can survive in the new global economy. Press ownership has been officially debated, studied and scrutinized in Canada since the 1969 Royal Commission on Newspapers. Is freedom of the press guaranteed only to those who own one? It's a debate that continues to percolate.

The chairman of the special Senate committee on mass media details his report.

Medium: Radio
Program: Radio Free Friday
Broadcast Date: Dec. 11, 1970
Guest(s): Keith Davey
Host: Peter Gzowski
Duration: 11:53

Last updated: June 12, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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