Ditch the Murdoch Discourse, We Should be Celebrating Our Human Rights

Amelia-Rose Tighe | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Rose Tighe

Across Europe our human rights have ensured that equal work equates to equal pay, ensuring women and men are paid the same in the same positions, that no gay, lesbian or transgender person can be persecuted for their sexual identity, that no person can be imprisoned if they have not broken the law, that every individual is entitled to a family life, and that every man is born free. These are laws our country should be celebrating, that we have enshrined in our laws that we are all free and equal citizens, devoid of context and our backgrounds.

Sky Call Up Skype on Trademark Dispute

Wayne Beynon | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.

A Note From the Owner of the BBC

Steve Doran | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Steve Doran

Without the license fee, the BBC wouldn't have been able to establish the web services leaving other broadcasters in the shade - my service users would consider that a reason for keeping the fee, not abolishing it, and like any business owner I should put them first, surely?

Murdoch and Media Power - Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Professor Steven Barnett

Apart from the news plurality issue, a new takeover bid would raise other issues.... A wholly owned Sky will give Murdoch more leverage for cross-promotion across his empire, thereby entrenching his competitive advantage and further reducing the number of alternative voices.

Rupert Murdoch's Mother Dame Elisabeth Dies

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch's mother, Dame Elisabeth, has died at the age of 103. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch passed away peacefully at her home south west of Melbo...

Leveson: Press Restrictions Will Not Be as Effective as Proper Use of Existing Criminal Laws

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

Any press regulation or regulatory agency will only affect press content and press freedom. They would have little or no effect on illegal activities. These can best be detected by the police and reports to the police or other legal authorities.

James Murdoch: Time to Go

Matthew Butcher | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK
Matthew Butcher

It's probably fair to say that the re-election of James Murdoch onto the board of BSkyB doesn't seem like the biggest scandal facing the media at the moment. With the shocking allegations of abuse at the BBC and the issuing of 'privacy claims' over alleged hacking at the Daily Mirror, the fact that Murdoch remains as a director of one of Britain's biggest companies could easily have gone unnoticed.

Rebekah Brooks' £7m Pay Off

PA | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks received a pay-off totalling more than £7m after leaving the newspaper publisher last year, ...

Sky Hangs On To Broadcasting Licence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Former Sky chairman James Murdoch was spared no criticism over his handling of the phone hacking scandal as Ofcom ruled the company could keep their b...

What Murdoch Printing Those Photos Exposed About the Leveson Debate

Neil Wallis | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK
Neil Wallis

What has unfolded since TMZ exploded the bombshell of a naked Prince Harry tells you everything about the scale of the problem that Leveson has become, with venal politicians and self-obsessed special interest groups determined to come out on top against a once-proud now-cowed print media... and hang the long-term consequences for democracy and freedom of the press.

Elisabeth Murdoch Faces Public Grilling

Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Elisabeth Murdoch faces a grilling on Friday morning when she takes part in a question-and-answer session only hours after she made a rare public spee...

Murdoch's Daughter Hits Out At News International

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch's daughter Elisabeth has warned of the threat to press freedom from "enemies within" - a remark which will be widely seen as a criticis...

Why Won't Murdoch Further Invest In The UK?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has lambasted "the English" on Fox News, part of his broadcast arm in the US. When asked by Fox Business reporter Neil Cavuto why h...

Murdoch Confirms News Corp Split But Denies Fresh BSkyB Bid

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has confirmed that News Corporation is to go ahead with plans to split into separate newspaper and entertainment operations, but denied...

Murdoch Pushed Blair For Iraq War, Claims Campbell

PA | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch was part of an "over-crude" attempt to push Tony Blair into action in Iraq, Alastair Campbell has claimed. In the last volume of his...

D-Day For Brooks As CPS Decide Whether To Prosecute

PA | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks finds out on Tuesday if she will be charged with perverting the course of justice during the ...

What's Rupert Murdoch Making Notes On?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

As Rupert Murdoch left home to appear at the Leveson inquiry, the media mogul clutched a piece of paper which may give an insight into what he's plann...

Cameron's Cock-Ups: Horses, Gaffes and Rebellions

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics

After the shaky start this week, David Cameron must be hoping he can enjoy a quiet Easter as Parliament goes into recess. Some believe it's been t...

When Murdoch Met Maggie

PA | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Politics

Media boss Rupert Murdoch had a meeting with Margaret Thatcher at Chequers in January 1981 and discussed his bid to buy Times newspapers from the Thom...

Rupert Murdoch Arrives In UK To Take Charge Of Sun Crisis

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch arrived at the Wapping headquarters of his British newspapers on Friday 17 February where he addressed staff in the wake of recent arre...

The Murdochs' Annus Horribilis

Martin Moore | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Moore

How different the world looked for the Murdochs last Christmas. The BSkyB decision had just been withdrawn from Vince Cable. It now looked as though their bid would go through on the nod. Once approved this would allow the Murdoch dynasty to straddle Britain's media like a gloating colossus, dwarfing the BBC and all other commercial competitors. Politically they would be untouchable.

A Self-Regulating Press is the Only Way to Protect our Media

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

The existence of the internet means that people will publish what they want when they want to. If we enforce restrictions on what we can publish in this country, people will write online blogs and write for foreign publications. If our most reliable UK sources are choked off, people will be forced to rely on publications that are less reputable, and perhaps even illegal.

James Murdoch 'Stands By His Evidence' After Claims He Knew About Hacking

PA | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- James Murdoch has said he stands by his evidence to MPs investigating the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. He spoke ou...

Andy Coulson 'Paid By News Of The World While Working For Cameron'

PA | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Prime Minister David Cameron faces "serious questions" over claims his former communications chief received several hundred thous...

Law Firm Hired By News International Attacks 'Self-Serving' Murdoch

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK

The media law firm Rupert Murdoch accused of making a "major mistake" when it found no widespread evidence of phone hacking at News International four...