efe-epaSydney, Australia

Hundreds of thousands of Australians supported a campaign promoted by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd asking parliament to investigate the media monopoly of mogul Rupert Murdoch, who controls 70 percent of the country's newspapers.

News Corp, founded by Murdoch, owns hundreds of local newspapers in Australia, as well as newspapers such as The Australian, the tabloid Daily Telegraph or the pay-TV channel Sky News, a situation Rudd has called a "cancer for democracy."EFE-EPA