Demand Newspaper Break Ties With Illegal Deforestation Industry

Target: Rupert Murdoch, owner of The Australian and Courier-Mail newspapers

Goal: Sever partnerships with paper companies tied to illegal deforestation.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian and Courier-Mail are accused of being printed on paper acquired through illegal deforestation. According to conservationists, these newspapers are feeding Indonesia’s rampant deforestation problem.

These newspapers are published by Aspex, which is active in the palm oil, paper, and construction industries. Aspex has been burning forests in Papua New Guinea. It is also abusing indigenous people in the nation by illegally robbing them of their land.

Deforestation leads to air and water pollution, illness, and the extinction of endangered species. Ask Murdoch to end his papers’ ties with this troubling and harmful industry.


Dear Mr. Murdoch,

Two of your papers, The Australian and Courier-Mail, are tied to Aspex, a palm oil and paper giant that has destroyed the forests in the Pacific islands and violated the rights of indigenous people who call those islands home. Your papers are contributing to our planet’s rampant deforestation problem.

Deforestation leads to pollution, illness, and extinction. I ask that your newspapers cut ties with this troubling company and embark in more environmentally friendly business partnerships.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Hudson Institute

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  1. Please break you ties with companies that are not enviromentally friendly. The world would be a better place, if you make the correct choice.

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    stop cutting trees for papers now! paperless stuff is good enough.

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