Grant turns the screws on media 'dictatorships'
Actor Hugh Grant continued his mission against Britain’s tabloid newspapers when he called on European Union regulators to restrict the influence of media moguls such as Rupert Murdoch.
Grant has been part of a backlash against Britain’s tabloids and even turned the tables on the industry by taping a journalist admitting malpractice.
The British actor spoke on Tuesday after a meeting in Brussels with the EU’s top media regulator, Neelie Kroes.
“Europe in our dreams would help us to restrict... the amount of a certain media you could own,” he said.
“Otherwise you have these big corporations dictating our public life.” The British press has been rocked by scandal since Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World admitted some of its journalists hacked into mobile phone voicemails to generate stories.