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MURDOCH’S NEWS TROUBLES CONTINUE TO GROW

January 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The slowly unwinding scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers pressed on today (Tuesday) as the former defense editor of The Sun and a London police detective — both arrested nearly a year ago — were officially charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in public office. The formal charge alleged that former constable Paul Flattley received […]

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 […]

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 INTERNATIONAL CHIEF DEFIANT AFTER BEING CRIMINALLY CHARGED

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The former head of News International, the umbrella group for News Corp’s British newspapers, lashed out at authorities on Tuesday after she was formally charged with perverting the course of justice by allegedly attempting to conceal information about telephone hacking and bribing police and other public officials by reporters and editors working for NI’s News […]

COULD U.K. POLICE PROBE OF NEWS CORP BE TAINTED?

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s attorney general, Dominic Grieve, who serves as the chief legal adviser to the government, is examining the damning testimony by the head of Scotland Yard’s investigation into alleged telephone hacking and bribery by News International journalists after receiving “at least one complaint” that her remarks were potentially in contempt of court. Sue Akers, the […]

YET ANOTHER ARREST IN NEWS CORP’S NEWSPAPER SCANDAL

March 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Add a 22nd name to the list of journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s flagship newspaper, the London Sun, and the now-defunct Sunday tabloid News of the World, who have been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into voicemail hacking and the alleged bribery of police and public officials. Acting on information received from News […]

JAMES MURDOCH QUITS SCANDAL-PLAGUED NEWS INTERNATIONAL

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Without explanation, James Murdoch resigned today (Wednesday) as head of News International, the umbrella group for News Corp’s British newspaper business. His resignation came just days after the successful launch of a new NI title, The Sun on Sunday, which was directly overseen by his father, News Corp Chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Tom Mockridge, News […]

EVIDENCE IN SUN PROBE REVEALS “NETWORK OF CORRUPTED OFFICIALS”

February 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One day after Rupert Murdoch inaugurated a Sunday edition of his daily tabloid The Sun, with a reported circulation of 3 million, a Scotland Yard investigator has presented sensational evidence that the newspaper has routinely engaged in bribing police and public officials to obtain gossipy information about celebrities and other public officials. In testimony prepared […]

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 […]

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