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TWO MORE ARRESTS IN BRITAIN’S HACKING/BRIBERY SCANDAL

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two more journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s daily tabloid The Sun, the largest circulating newspaper in Britain, have been arrested on suspicion of bribing a police officer. The officer has also been arrested, Scotland Yard said today (Wednesday). The latest arrests bring to 50 the number arrests made in connection with the investigation into bribery […]

REPORTS: CRIMINAL CHARGES IN U.K. HACKING SCANDAL ABOUT TO BE FILED

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although some 43 arrests have been conducted in connection with the voicemail-hacking scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, no criminal charges against anyone have yet been filed. However, published reports on Tuesday indicated that several of the suspects are about to be charged, possibly as early as this week. Keir Starmer, head of […]

MURDOCH’S “PROXY” IN U.K. ARRESTED AGAIN

March 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the second time, Rebekah Brooks, the former CEO of News International and onetime editor of News of the World and The Sun, has been arrested in connection with the telephone hacking scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire. Police arrested Brooks and her husband, racehorse trainer Charlie Brooks, at their home in […]

MURDOCH: ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

February 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch lifted the suspensions of ten arrested senior journalists working for his daily tabloid The Sun, he sent an email to the staff of the newspaper warning that he will not “protect people who have paid public officials.” Underlining that resolve, he said, “We will obey the law. […]

WHY HAS MURDOCH RETURNED ARRESTED REPORTERS TO WORK?

February 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Tom Watson, the Labor MP who has spearheaded the investigation into allegedly unethical and illegal activities by journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K., has raised questions about Murdoch’s decision to allow the 10 reporters working for The Sun who were arrested in connection with the scandal to return to work. In a […]

MURDOCH WAGES COUNTER-OFFENSIVE

February 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The sun was shining in London over the weekend, something that News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch took note of in one of his posts on Twitter on the same day that he announced that another Sun will be dawning in the U.K. next week. Called The Sun on Sunday, the newspaper will replace the News […]

WITH SCANDAL EXPANDING, MURDOCH TAKES CHARGE

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Six days after the arrests of five senior journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s largest newspaper, the London Sun, on charges that they bribed police and other public officials for information, Murdoch today (Friday), flew into London and made a series of startling announcements. “We are doing everything we can to assist those who were arrested,” he […]

REPORTERS AT U.K. FIGHT BACK — AT MURDOCH AND POLICE

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As the Scotland Yard investigation began looking into the possibility that Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper attempted to bribe and otherwise corrupt public officials in order to obtain information for exposés, personnel at the newspaper have begun to fight back. Referring to the arrest of five top journalists at the paper — Britain’s largest — over […]

MURDOCH KEPT OUT OF THE LOOP OVER ARRESTS AT SUN (Updated)

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch has still made no mention in his almost daily tweets about the surprise early-morning arrests on Saturday of four journalists, including two senior editors, working for his London daily, The Sun — and today’s (Tuesday) Guardian newspaper suspects it knows why he has remained silent: Neither Murdoch and his son James, nor News […]

FOUR MORE NEWS CORP REPORTERS ARRESTED

January 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening a new phase in the investigation that began with allegations of voicemail hacking by reporters for the now defunct London tabloid News of the World, police on Saturday arrest four current and former reporters for the Sun, another London newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch. A serving police officer was also arrested as Scotland Yard […]

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