Italy angered by Swedish TV spot: "The Italian foreign ministry summoned Sweden's ambassador to complain about the spot for Sveriges Television (SVT).More food for thought: in what three countries has Rupert Murdoch concentrated his media empire?
In it, SVT describes itself as a 'free' TV channel, in contrast to Italy where Mr Berlusconi 'controls 90% of the national TV channels'.
The state-funded station said the ad highlighted its own independence....
A similar ad claims that Mr Putin is in control of all national TV channels in Russia - including NTV, the last independent channel, acquired by the state in 2003."
And what three countries contributed major ground forces in the Iraq invasion in March 2003? Now make a Venn diagram and see what you find.
Murdoch's international influence makes the Heast and Pulitzer empires appear paltry in comparison, no?