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UK: Ofcom chief shares concerns before leaving

 |  January 2, 2015

In the next few days, Ed Richards will be leaving UK communications watchdog Ofcom, where he has been the chief executive for the past eight years.  In light of his departure, Richards has shared some concerns with the Independent about the relationship between UK government ministers and some executives from Rupert Murdoch’s companies. 


Specifically, Richards revealed concerns regarding Murdoch-owned News Corporation’s attempts to acquire BSkyB in 2011 and how Ofcom handled the case.


During the merger attempt, Richards claims that there was an open show of informality and closeness with certain companies and Ofcom.  He also claimed that there was severe pressure placed on Ofcom during the failed bid.


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