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Communications Act 2003

Section 391: Review of media ownership

852.OFCOM are required to carry out regular reviews of the operation of all media ownership and news provider provisions. OFCOM will provide a report on every review to the Secretary of State, including recommendations on whether the Secretary of State should exercise the powers available to modify, repeal or revoke rules contained in enactments and secondary legislation. OFCOM must publish every report in such a manner that it is brought to the attention of those persons whom OFCOM feel are likely to be affected by it. The first review must be carried out no more than 3 years after the commencement of this section, and subsequent reviews must be carried out at least every 3 years.

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