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HUGH GRANT SETTLES HACKING LAWSUIT

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant has settled his telephone-hacking lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s News International for an undisclosed “substantial sum” and said that he will donate the money to the Hacked Off campaign, which demands tougher press regulation. Grant had sued News International, the British publishing unit of Murdoch’s News Corp, after being informed by Scotland Yard that […]

MORE TURMOIL AT NEWS CORP’S U.K. OPERATIONS

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The scandal plaguing News Corp’s British newspapers has claimed another victim — this time, the very man who has been working hard to set the ship on an even keel again. Early today (Monday) Tom Mockridge, a 21-year-veteran of Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate, resigned as CEO of News International, the unit that served as a […]

AFTER 9-MONTH PROBE, LEVESON ISSUES MILD REPORT ON UK MEDIA

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For an investigation that was triggered by the alleged misdeeds of News Corp’s British subsidiary, News International, whose tabloids, the now-defunct News of the World and The Sun, were accused of hacking the voicemail of thousands of citizens and paying bribes to police and other officials for information, there was surprisingly scant criticism of Rupert […]

HACKING VICTIMS WON’T ASK FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGES

September 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Some of the alleged victims of phone hacking by the now defunct British tabloid News of the World who are suing News International, News Corp’s British newspaper subsidiary, have agreed to drop their demands for punitive damages so as not to prejudice the criminal proceedings against several NI executives and journalists. NI had protested the […]

MAJOR NEWS CORP INVESTORS PREPARE TO BATTLE MURDOCH

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The reported decision by News Corp to name James Murdoch to run the company’s Fox TV operations after he was strongly censured by OFCOM, the British broadcasting regulator, for his failure to take action in the British hacking scandal, is being seen as an unconscionable act of defiance by some News Corp shareholders. Julie Tanner, […]

JAMES MURDOCH: CENSURED IN UK, UPPED IN US

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after the British media regulator OFCOM said that James Murdoch’s conduct as head of News International while the telephone hacking scandal unfolded “repeatedly fell short of the conduct to be expected of him as a chief executive officer and chairman,” reports emerged that News Corp is about to appoint him as head of […]

U.K. REGULATOR SLAPS MURDOCH’S WRISTS

September 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

OFCOM, Britain’s TV regulator, will not yank News Corp’s license to operate BSkyB, the British satellite TV service. In a ruling issued today (Thursday), OFCOM said that while some of former News International Chairman James Murdoch’s actions were “ill-judged,” there was no evidence to date that he had “deliberately engaged in any wrongdoing.” The regulator […]

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 […]

NEWS CORP WON’T SETTLE WITH “INDIRECT” VICTIM OF HACKING

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

News International, the British subsidiary of News Corp that oversees its U.K. newspapers, may already have paid about $225 million to settle invasion-of-privacy cases brought against it by victims of hacking — but it is refusing to settle a claim by one person described as “collateral damage” in the scandal. Mary-Ellen Field, who had worked […]

EX-NEWS CORP LAWYER ARRESTED IN HACKING SCANDAL

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a surprising development, Scotland Yard has arrested Tom Crone, the former legal adviser to News International, on suspicion of telephone hacking. In 2010, Crone and Colin Myler, the editor of the now defunct News of the World, testified that they had informed News International CEO James Murdoch that there was evidence that telephone hacking […]

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