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Are the Murdochs 'fit and proper'? 21st Century Fox awaits British watchdog's decision on its Sky bid

Are the Murdochs 'fit and proper'? 21st Century Fox awaits British watchdog's decision on its Sky bid

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox media company has spent nearly a year cleaning up a sexual and racial harassment scandal at its influential and politically conservative Fox News.

Across the Atlantic Ocean, the media company has waged a separate campaign: trying to persuade a powerful British media watchdog that the problems at Fox News and a nearly decade-old phone hacking scandal in Britain represent isolated incidents and that Fox should be trusted to fully control one of the jewels of European broadcasting, the satellite TV giant Sky.

On Tuesday, the British Office of Communications, known as Ofcom, is expected to complete its review of whether Fox’s proposed takeover of...

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