New anti-Adelson bill proposed

After two free anti-freesheet bills were rejected, one on restricting free distribution to one year and one to foreign ownership, the next move is examining ‘tycoon’ power in newspapers, which seems to be directed at Sheldon Adelson’s Israel Today paper as well. According to Globes:

“The Knesset Finance Committee will be asked to examine the involvement of US business Sheldon Adelson, an associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and publisher of “Israel Today”, in the Israeli media market. The decision comes after the committee decided to move forward on a private members bill by MK Haim Oron (Meretz), which calls for government intervention to dilute the concentration of tycoons’ holdings, and to establish a public committee to examine concentration in the economy.”

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