Thursday, January 23, 2020

JAMES MURDOCH QUITS NEWS INTERNATIONAL BOARD

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch, who, as chairman of News International, had been the public face of his father Rupert’s newspaper business in the U.K. as scandal engulfed it beginning in 2009, has removed himself from the unit’s board. The announcement comes just weeks after he had resigned as chairman. Although he will now focus his attention on […]

END OF THE MURDOCH ERA?

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Veteran media critic Ken Auletta has predicted the downfall of the Rupert Murdoch dynasty. In his New Yorker column this week, Auletta observes that on the wall of his office, Murdoch displays the front pages of all his newspapers, and those of the News of the World, featuring stories derived from hacked voicemail, once hung […]

U.K. LAWMAKERS SEEK TO LOCK DOOR ON ANOTHER MURDOCH BID FOR BSKYB

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Leaders of Britain’s opposition Labor Party are attempting to line up multipartisan support for a measure that would block News Corp from renewing its bid to acquire full ownership of BSkyB, the satellite broadcaster that it presently controls, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Monday). The new law would impose a public interest test on new […]

NEW HACKING REVELATIONS SET OFF UPROAR IN U.K.

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The voicemail hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid News of the World appeared to threaten Prime Minister David Cameron’s government Tuesday as it emerged that News International, the umbrella group for Murdoch’s news operations in the U.K., had turned over to investigators details of payments made by the tabloid to senior police officers between […]

NEWS CORP APOLOGIZES FOR HACKING ACTRESS’S PHONE

June 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ending a long and persistent battle against Rupert Murdoch’s powerful News Corp, actress Sienna Miller accepted ¬£100,000 (about $160,000) from the corporation and an apology for hacking her voicemail in order to obtain information about her relationship with Jude Law that it published in its Sunday tabloid News of the World. The apology came to […]

JUDGE WANTS TO KNOW IF TOP NEWS CORP EXECS KNEW ABOUT HACKING

May 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Did executives at the very top level of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp know about the illegal voicemail hacking that was taking place at the company’s London tabloid News of the World? Perhaps Murdoch himself? A judge hearing a number of test invasion-of-privacy cases has said that he will take evidence of possible senior-executive knowledge of […]

BRITISH TV HOST TO SUE NEWS CORP FOR INVASION OF PRIVACY

May 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British television host Ulrika Jonsson is the latest celebrity to announce that she plans to file an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate after receiving evidence from Scotland Yard that her voicemail was hacked by a private detective working for Murdoch’s London Sunday tabloid News of the World. What makes the latest lawsuit especially […]

HUGH GRANT HITS BACK AT TABLOIDS

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant is the latest British celebrity to indicate that he plans to sue Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate after learning from Scotland Yard that his voicemail had been hacked by a private detective working for Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World. During a BBC radio interview Grant said that he had been visited by […]

ACTRESS WANTS MORE THAN MONEY FROM NEWS CORP

May 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a widely predicted legal maneuver, lawyers for Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid News of the World have sought to quash an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought against it by actress Sienna Miller. Appearing in a London court on Thursday the lawyers argued that the newspaper has already admitted liability for hacking into her voicemail, has apologized, and […]

MEDIA MATTERS MAKES APPEAL TO JAMES MURDOCH

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The liberal group Media Matters for America on Tuesday placed a full-page advertisement in the International Herald Tribune in the form of an open letter to James Murdoch, regarded as the probable heir to the throne at News Corp. Taking note of the 38-year-old Murdoch’s recent appointment as Deputy COO of News Corp and Chairman […]

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