Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New Zealand Court Says No To NZME-Fairfax Media Merger

New Zealand's High Court has upheld a ruling by the country's Commerce Commission banning a merger between the media company NZME and Fairfax Media, agreeing with the Commission that such a merger would concentrate media power and threaten the nation's democracy. Justice Robert Dobson noted that "media plurality" is an important value in New Zealand society.  NZME indicated it might appeal.

More here from the Guardian, here from Reuters, here from Stuff (a Fairfa Media publication).

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