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EDITOR TELLS SCOTLAND YARD TO DO ITS OWN JOB IN HACKERGATE CASE

October 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Metropolitan Police — Scotland Yard — which has come under increasing criticism for its handling of allegations that reporters working for the Rupert Murdoch tabloid News of the World had intercepted voice mail messages of politicians and celebrities, has asked one of its chief critics, the Guardian newspaper, for any information it has about […]

ADAGE COLUMNIST PREDICTS HACKERGATE WILL DO IN MURDOCH

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Advertising Age media columnist Simon Dumenco is predicting that the current flap in the U.K. over alleged widespread hacking of the voicemails of celebrities and politicians by Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid News of the World will serve as an “epic legal distraction” for Murdoch just as he attempts to erect paywalls at two of his London […]

N.Y. TIMES OMBUDSMAN INVESTIGATES HACKERGATE

September 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times’‘s ombudsman, Arthur S. Brisbane, has responded to a letter he has received from Bill Akass, managing editor of Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid, The News of the World, accusing the Times of “breach[ing] its own ethical guidelines” in its report about the NoW‘s telephone hacking scandal and charging that it “was motivated, […]

NEW LAWSUITS FILED IN BRITAIN’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Chris Bryant, the former Foreign Office Minister for Europe in the British Labor Party government, and Brian Paddick, a former Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) senior officer, have filed a lawsuit against the Yard, claiming that other officials of the agency engaged in a strategic cover-up of widespread phone hacking by the Sunday tabloid News of […]

HACKERGATE SCANDAL GROWS IN BRITAIN

September 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A powerful committee of the British Parliament, composed of MPs from each of Britain’s leading political parties, has decided to hold hearings on the News of the World telephone hacking scandal to determine whether telephone conversations and voicemail messages of members of Parliament were intercepted by the Sunday tabloid. The Standards and Privileges Committee is […]