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Alvaro Uribe, Ex-Colombian President Involved In Wiretapping Scandal, Joins Murdoch

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Colombia's former president Alvaro Uribe will soon join Rupert Murdoch's conglomerate | AP

News Corp plans to welcome the newest member to its board of directors on Tuesday - the former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe.

For Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate, still reeling from a phone hacking scandal, Uribe is an odd choice, many journalists and press advocates say. Under Uribe's command, Colombia's intelligence service became mired in an illegal wiretapping scandal.