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Brand Attacks Murdoch Over His Own 'Hypocritical' Tax Dealings

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The Sun's Attempt To Crush Russell Brand Is Looking A Little Desperate... Russell Brand has attacked The Sun and its ageing proprietor Rup...

What Happens When You Cut Out Every Man And Woman From The Sun For 6 months

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

The campaigners behind No More Page 3 have been busy cutting out pictures of every man and every woman in The Sun over the last six months. They co...

Look Who Is Heading Back To Murdoch's Payroll

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Rebekah Brooks, the former Chief Executive at News International, washed up in New York this week, exploring possible job opportunities, a...

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.

WATCH: Advert Criticising Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Australia Banned

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

Australian TV networks have refused to play an advert criticising Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Australia. An Australian activist group is lodging a c...

Rupert Murdoch Rows Back In Hacking Row

PA | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has rowed back from claims that the investigation into phone hacking and corruption is "totally incompetent" but said Scotland Yard's p...

Rupert Murdoch Asked To Re-Appear Before MPs Over Phone Hacking

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has been invited to re-appear before MPs after a tape recording emerged of him apparently telling journalists he regretted the level of...

Who Is Wendi Deng?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

We remember her whacking a bloke who was trying to shove a foam pie in Rupert's face, but what else do we know about Wendi Deng, his soon-to-be ex-wif...

Rupert Murdoch Files For Divorce From Wendi Deng

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

News Corp CEO and chairman Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from wife Wendi Deng. The website Deadline broke the news on Thursday, adding earl...

Rebekah Brooks Pleads Not Guilty

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has denied five charges linked to the phone hacking scandal. The 45-year-old entered not g...

The Sovereign's Dilemma

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

The politicians' draft Royal Charter is supposed to be a wizard wheeze to entrench "voluntary independent self-regulation", Judge Leveson's Orwellian oxymoron, without crossing David Cameron's Rubicon into statutory regulation. Of course, it does nothing of the kind. It is state regulation by any other name.

Is the Future of the Fourth Estate Hidden Behind a Paywall?

Andrew Smith | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK
Andrew Smith

In the digital age newspapers are out of date by the time they are published. This is one of the reasons why publishers are investing more in their wider media strategy, with the Evening Standard recently announcing the forthcoming launch of a television channel. One side effect has been the rise of some very successful online publications, but most blogs are volunteer run and don't have enough resources or attract a broad enough readership to compete with the established media in quality terms.

Ukip: Desperate Superheroes or Deluded Wannabes

Will Black | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Politics
Will Black

Superheroes? Maybe not. Superficially alluring to a small subsection of disenchanted Tory voters? Certainly. Able to push a jittery Tory party to the right, despite having few policies and no MPs? Quite possibly.

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: What the Public Really Want

Peter Kellner | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

In general, the public trust neither politicians nor journalists. It is this double distrust that informs the results of three Leveson-related surveys that YouGov has recently conducted.

We Must Defend the BBC From Murdoch and Death by a Thousand Tory Cuts

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

If we want to preserve quality public-service broadcasting in Britain, we must defend the Beeb.

The BBC's Crisis Isn't One Of Trust

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

Watching all the news on the 'BBC Crisis' these last few days, the famous philosopher Bart Simpson comes to mind when he poetically stated on 'Deep De...

The Problem of Trust Goes Far Wider Than the BBC

Peter Kellner | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

The past decade has seen a decline in trust across the board. The figures for senior police officers is down 23 points, from 72% to 49%; local police officers are down 13 points, from 82% to 69%, Even family doctors (down from 93% to 82%) and school teachers (88% to 70%) have seen double-digit falls, even though both still occupy the two top places.

Ex-Colombian President Involved In Wiretapping Scandal Joins Murdoch

The Huffington Post | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

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

Lost Faith? Church Of England Sells Its Shares In News Corp

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

The Church of England has sold its shares in News Corporation over concerns about the company's response to the phone-hacking scandal. The move com...

Rupert Murdoch Resigns As News International Director

PA | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from his role as director of a number of boards linked to his British newspaper titles. The move was described as "...

Newspaper Groups in Four Countries Show How to Thrive in the Digital Era

Colin Morrison | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

Daily newspapers will one day provide the most intriguing episodes in the story of how traditional media was tortured and tamed by the digital new wave. But the winners are starting to draw away from the losers in a race many will not finish. Try this hot four of traditional media companies in Europe and the US.

Did Murdoch 'Forget He Was Under Oath' At Leveson, Asks Former Editor

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

A former newspaper editor has recalled an incident which "undermined" the accuracy of evidence media tycoon Rupert Murdoch gave to an inquiry into jou...

QUIZ: Who Said It - News Of The World Or The Sun On Sunday?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Comedy

One year ago on this exact date, the News Of The World printed its last edition. But do we miss it? Not really. Mainly because The Sun On Sunday could...

Has Rupert Murdoch Made Britain Stupid?

Thomas Church | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK
Thomas Church

London's most important event, Gay Pride, was on last Saturday but Rupert Murdoch's The Sun dedicated just 57 words to it. Instead, on the opposite side, they published a full-page 'interview' with a woman who "can't hear telly" because her neighbour, Susan Boyle, sings too loudly.