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Friday, October 29, 2004

Huge fortune spent on US media influence

Important article from Reuters Industry news: "Unions and big communications companies spent more than $863 million in their efforts to elect lawmakers and influence the government over the past 5 years, according to a report released. The Center for Public Integrity investigation found that the communications industry spent $751 million in its efforts to lobby Congress and the Federal Communications Commission from 1998 through June. "These companies are spending not a small fortune but a huge fortune to try to get the government to do what they want the government to do, and it's going up every year," Center for Public Integrity project manager John Dunbar said.

Sources: Reuters Industry news through the EJC newsletter and the Center for Public Integrity investigation

Posted by Bertrand Pecquerie on October 29, 2004 at 04:46 PM in b. Alliances and partnerships, n. Online strategies, o. Ethics and Press Freedom, r. Revenues and business models | Permalink

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