Crikey Founder Asks For Donations To Attend News Corp AGM in US

LONDON - NOVEMBER 14:  Chairman of British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) Rupert Murdoch arrives of the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) November 14, 2003 in London. Shareholders are likely to question the board over the appointment of Murdoch's son James, making Rupert Murdoch and his son chairman and chief executive of a large publicly-owned company.    (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Crikey founder Stephen Mayne is asking for donations to help fund his travel to attend News Corp’s US AGM.

Through his email newsletter The Mayne Report, the Melbourne City Councillor, shareholder advocate, independent journalist and publisher put out the call.

“Rupert Murdoch awaits in Los Angeles next week with a double header courtesy of the 21st Century Fox AGM on November 12 followed by the first News Corp AGM in two years on November 13. I’m itching to be there.

Such a trip will cost about $2500 all up, including flights, child care, accommodation and transfers. It’s been three years since we last engaged with Rupert in the Zantuck Theatre at Fox Studio and we reckon that was worth the effort as this piece in The Drum demonstrates.

This Crikey story on Monday tracking the outrageous $600m+ in salaries that the Murdochs have extracted from their captive shareholders since 1998 also highlights one of the many issues that investors should be raising with the world’s most powerful family.

We’ve had a dozen AGM engagements with Rupert over the years and would love your assistance to help facilitate the first two day AGM opportunity the controversial 83-year-old media mogul has offered up.”

Donations can be made here.

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