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U.K. FILMMAKER DISRUPTS HEARING AS BLAIR TESTIFIES

May 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A documentary filmmaker interrupted today’s (Monday) session of the Leveson hearing into British journalistic ethics as former Prime Minister Tony Blair was testifying. The filmmaker, David Lawley Wakelin, shouted, “This man is a war criminal” before being apprehended by security staff and removed from the hearing room. He had entered it through a door reserved […]

WIFE OF EX-P.M. BLAIR SAYS SHE WAS PHONE-HACKING VICTIM

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest public figure in Britain to file suit against Rupert Murdoch’s News International is Cherie Blair, the wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Her attorney, Graham Atkins, said that the lawsuit was filed “in relation to the unlawful interception of her voicemails,” presumably by reporters and private investigators working for the now defunct […]

MURDOCH CLAN FIGHTING OVER HACKING SCANDAL

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A rift has developed in Rupert Murdoch’s family over the handling of the News of the World telephone hacking scandal. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Friday that Elisabeth Murdoch walked out of a meeting of the Murdoch clan in London in July as her father and brothers James and Lachlan developed their “battle plan.” Meanwhile, […]

BRITISH M.P. CHARGES HACKING SCANDAL IS BEING COVERED UP

June 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Watson, a Labor Party member of Parliament, charged on Wednesday that Scotland Yard was attempting to limit its investigation of illegal hacking of voicemails conducted by Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World. Speaking in the House of Commons, Watson charged that former Prime Minister Tony Blair was among numerous politicians and celebrities […]

FORMER U.K. MEDIA MINISTER CLAIMS PHONE WAS HACKED

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tessa Jowell, who held the position of Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in Tony Blair’s cabinet, is the latest public figure to claim that her phone was hacked — possibly by reporters for the Sunday tabloid News of the World. She disclosed today (Friday) that she had learned that her phone had […]

FORMER U.K. DEFENSE MINISTER CALLS FOR HACKERGATE PROBE

January 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former British Defense Minister Tom Watson has called for an independent outside investigation into charges that Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid News of the World settled invastion-of-privacy claims by celebrities and politicians “for sums in the order of 100 times greater than any likely award of damages by a court” in order to cover up the […]