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The United Kingdom has a free press. The country’s press has a tradition of aggressive reporting and the public broadcaster BBC is editorially independent. The BBC is the largest broadcaster in the world in terms of staff; its income is derived from a household licence fee in the UK and through commercial activities (including advertising) outside the UK. British Sky Broadcasting is the largest private broadcaster. Newspapers include Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Scotsman, The Times, the Sun, The Mirror and The Daily Mail. All newspapers have a significant online presence.
The News of the World, a weekly tabloid launched in 1843, printed its final edition on 10 July 2011, following a phone hacking scandal – reporters were found to have been hacking into the voicemails of celebrities.
Ofcom, the communications regulator handles public complaints of the media.