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MURDOCH’S TOP LIEUTENANTS FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone-hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K. escalated to new heights today (Tuesday) as Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spokesman, and Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News International, were notified that they would be charged with conspiracy to intercept communications. Prosecutors said that the alleged crimes were committed between […]

NEWS CORP ALTERS APPROACH TO HACKING SCANDAL

June 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, who was appointed by Rupert Murdoch to head a Management and Standards Committee (MSC) to investigate possible wrongdoing on the part of reporters and executives at his London newspapers, is leaving the group, the company announced on Monday. The committee will now report to News Corp’s general […]

DID JAMES MURDOCH AND OTHERS OWN SECRET PHONES?

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Scotland Yard said over the weekend that it is looking into the discovery of four iPhones issued to senior executives at News International in October 2009, when James Murdoch was running the unit that oversees News Corp-owned newspapers in the U.K. News reports indicated that although nearly $20,000 was billed for use of the phones […]

EX-NEWS CORP EXECS FACE OFFICIAL REPRIMAND

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Three executives who once held high positions at Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the umbrella company for News Corp’s British newspapers, are likely to be summoned to the bar of the House of Commons, where they are expected to receive a rare dressing-down for allegedly misleading Parliament over the phone-hacking scandal. They are Colin Myler, the […]

WILL MURDOCH SPIN OFF SCANDAL-PLAGUED UK NEWSPAPERS?

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

News Corp may spin off its British newspapers in order to prevent the scandals that have infected them from contaminating the rest of News Corp, the London Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times reported today (Monday), citing no sources. The newspapers said that such a move would likely be a prelude to a new initiative […]

EX-NEWS CORP EXEC CRIMINALLY CHARGED IN SCANDAL

May 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rebekah Brooks, who was once one of Rupert Murdoch’s closest associates — sometimes called his protégée — is among the first persons criminally charged in the scandal that has hit Murdoch’s newspaper business in Britain The Crown Prosecution Service — comparable to the U.S. Attorney General’s office — accused Brooks, the former head of News […]

WILL SENATE COMMITTEE LAUNCH NEWS CORP PROBE?

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller has asked the Leveson committee, which has been investigating media ethics in the U.K. in general and those of News Corp in particular to provide him with any information it has developed about apparent improper activity by the media giant in the U.S. Rockefeller, who is chairman of the Senate […]

PARLIAMENTARY PANEL: MURDOCH NOT FIT TO RUN NEWS CORP

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After a months-long probe of the hacking scandal that rocked Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, a British parliamentary panel today (Tuesday) issued its final report, which included the unforeseen conclusion that Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person” to run the company. The Commons Committee on Culture, Media and Sport had been expected to criticize some […]

LAWYER SAYS MURDOCH TOLD “A SHAMEFUL LIE”

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Saying that Rupert Murdoch’s reference on Thursday to a lawyer at the now defunct News of the World taking charge of a cover-up of the newspaper’s telephone hacking “can only refer to me,” Tom Crone has denounced the allegation as “a shameful lie.” Crone also came to the defense of the newspaper’s former editor, Colin […]

BOOK: NEWS CORP TRIED TO INTIMIDATE U.K. LAWMAKERS

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After a parliamentary committee began investigating allegations of telephone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World in 2010, the then-editor of the paper, Colin Myler, instructed its reporters to “find out everything you can about every single member,” Labor MP Tom Watson told a news conference in London’today (Thursday). Watson, who spearheaded the investigation […]

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