for diverse, democratic and accountable media
Granville was presented with the long-service and outstanding development award by regional secretary Bill Adams at this year's Yorkshire and Humber TUC annual general meeting in Bradford this weekend.
Sometime this week we should be hearing from Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP about whether or not she has decided to refer 21st Century Fox's bid to acquire the portion of Sky PLC it doesn't already own to Ofcom on public interest grounds.
She has alreadysaid that she is 'minded to'.
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has said she is “minded” to order an Ofcom investigation into the planned £11.7 billion takeover of broadcaster Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, over concerns about competition and broadcasting standards. Such a decision would not block the deal but would kick off an Ofcom investigation into public interests considerations.
Former Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans has outlined in more detail why he supports Royal Charter-backed press regulator Impress. He has also said he supports Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act, the law which says publishers who aren’t signed up to a Royal Charter-backed press regulator should pay both sides’ costs in libel and privacy cases win or lose.