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CHIEF OF MURDOCH’S NEWS INTERNATIONAL QUITS UNDER FIRE

July 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Rupert Murdoch’s efforts to limit the damage to his media empire from the telephone hacking scandal that has engulfed News International, the umbrella group for his British news operations, suffered a new setback today (Friday) when Rebekah Brooks resigned as News International’s CEO. Arriving in London last week, Murdoch immediately met with Brooks, who was […]

CHICKEN LITTLE WAS RIGHT: THE BSKYB (DEAL) IS FALLING

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch may have shut down his 168-year-old London tabloid, the News of the World, over the weekend, but the scandal that had consumed the newspaper continued to burn in other parts of his media empire. Most significantly it appears to have doomed Murdoch’s bid to acquire the 61 percent of satellite broadcaster BSkyB that […]

MURDOCH NEWS GROUP ADMITS PHONE HACKING

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an extraordinary about-face, Rupert Murdoch’s News International — the umbrella group for his British news operations — has admitted that reporters for its Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, hacked into the voicemails of at least eight celebrities and politicians who are suing the paper. The admission reverses its previous stance that the […]

ACTRESS LATEST TO SUE BRITISH TABLOID OVER HACKING

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British actress Sienna Miller, last seen costarring in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, has said she will file a lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World after learning that it had hacked into her telephone voicemail. The lawsuit could force authorities to disclose what some reports have indicated are thousands of […]