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POLL: 80 Per Cent Say Brooks Should Resign

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

More than 80 per cent of the British public believe that News International chief Rebekah Brooks should resign according to a new poll, after revelati...

Michael Calderone

News Corp Shareholders Suing Over Murdoch Family Governance | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

NEW YORK -- News Corporation shareholders already suing Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate over its $675m purchase of daughter Elisabeth Murdoch's pr...

Brown 'Shocked' By Hacking Claims, News International Ask For More Evidence

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that he is 'shocked' by claims that his phone was hacked and his personal information obtained illegally b...

LISTEN: Sunday Times Conman Blags Brown's Details On Tape

The Guardian | The Guardian | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

"In January 2000 a conman working for the Sunday Times, Barry Beardall, tricked staff at solicitors, Allen & Overy, into handing over information abou...

Jeremy Hunt Tells Commons He Is Referring BSkyB Bid To Competition Commission

Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

Jeremy Hunt's statement to the Commons: Mr Speaker the events of last week shocked the nation. Our proud tradition of journalism, which for centuri...

News Corp Withdraw Sky News Spin Off, Deal Referred To Competition Commission

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

News Corporation withdrew its offer Monday to spin off Sky News pending the successful takeover of BSkyB. In response, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hun...

Clegg: Murdoch Must 'Do The Decent Thing' On BskyB

Press Association | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called on Rupert Murdoch to "do the decent thing" and reconsider his BSkyB bid. Mr Clegg'...

Age of Austerity Must not Become an Age Without Integrity

Halina Ward | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK
Halina Ward

So the News of the World gasped its last this weekend. And in pubs and parks, in living rooms and at dining tables up and down the land people mull over the significance of the latest revelations over phone-hacking and more.

Pressure Escalates Over BSkyB Bid

PA | Posted 09.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Government is facing mounting pressure to freeze Rupert Murdoch's planned takeover of BSkyB as the phone hacking scandal thre...

News International: Let's Face the Facts

Callum Jones | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics
Callum Jones

Let's be honest- BSkyB is what this all is about. It is why Rupert Murdoch has flown in to the country, it is why News International keeps on emphasising that a lot has changed in the four years since it last hacked into someone's personal voice messages.

Is Cameron as Ruthless as Murdoch?

Tim Leunig | Posted 09.09.2011 | UK Politics
Tim Leunig

Murdoch is a global player, and there comes a point when it is simply not worth his staying in Britain. He would be angry, very angry, but today Cameron holds more cards than Murdoch

Could the Phone-Hacking Scandal Just be the Beginning?

Jolyon Rubinstein | Posted 09.09.2011 | UK Politics
Jolyon Rubinstein

Far from NOTW being the sole player it may well just be the first domino to fall. As outrageous as this whole drama has been, wouldn't it be reassuring if it started and ended with a single NI title?

Labour 'To Try And Halt BskyB Takeover', Could Have Cross-Party Support

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.09.2011 | UK

Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Simon Hughes today indicated he would vote with Labour to try and halt News Corp's takeover of BSkyB until the criminal...

Michael Rundle

Hard Sell For The 'Collectible' Last-Ever NOTW Started Early On eBay | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.09.2011 | UK

For all the anger directed at the News of the World of late it might seem surprising that the final edition of the 168-year-old tabloid newspaper has ...

Murdoch: Closing NOTW Was A Collective Decision

Posted 08.09.2011 | UK

Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp Chief Executive, has said the decision to close his paper News of The World was a "collective decision", as he prepares ...

Phone Hacking - A Lack Of Leadership

Tim Fenton | Posted 07.09.2011 | UK
Tim Fenton

FDR did not fear fear itself, nor Churchill the Third Reich. The Prime Minister should not fear facing down Rupert Murdoch, whose empire is, whisper it quietly, on the way out.

Murdoch To Fly To London To Take Charge Of Phone Hacking Crisis

Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.09.2011 | UK

News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is expected to arrive in London today to take charge of the developing phone-hacking crisis that is threateni...

'News Of The World' Ends 168 Year Run Amid Scandal

Posted 06.09.2011 | UK

Press Association -- The News of the World has been sacrificed after a series of increasingly damaging allegations left its reputation in tatters. ...

'World' Front Page Reactions: Fleet Street Covers One Of Its Own

Posted 06.09.2011 | UK

No surprise, the newspaper industry had one thing on its mind on Friday morning. The last copy of News of the World is set to roll off the presses ...

Former NOTW Editor Andy Coulson 'To Be Arrested', Guardian Reports

Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK

Former-News of the World Editor Andy Coulson is to be arrested on Friday morning, reported The Guardian, over suspicions that he played a direct role ...

Not Everyone at The News of the World Was Guilty

Sam Parker | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK Politics
Sam Parker

I once worked for a magazine when it too become the subject of intense public disgust. Not as grave an error as the sustained illegal activity News International stands accused of, but it gave me a taste of what the News of the World staff will have been feeling this week as they approached the end.

James Murdoch: Last Edition Of News Of The World This Sunday

Michael Rundle | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK

News of the World will publish its last edition on Sunday according to a statement by James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation,...

Whilst Phone Hacking Disgusts the Nation, The Prime Minister

Ed Miliband | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK Politics
Ed Miliband

The latest disclosures about how people working for the News of the World apparently hacked into the phones of Milly Dowler and the families of 7/7 victims have triggered nationwide disgust. It is at times like these that people look to their Prime Minister to face up to the challenges presented, without fear or favour. I am afraid that yesterday David Cameron did not rise to that challenge.

Revulsion at Milly Dowler Phone-Hacking Changes the Public and Political Mood on This

Alastair Campbell | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Politics
Alastair Campbell

Up until now, News International and the government have sought, and to some extent succeeded, in making the phone-hacking story one that is largely about celebrities.

NOTW Scandal - Public Apathy Turns to Public Rage

Roy Greenslade | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics
Roy Greenslade

In the lexicon of journalism the word "unprecedented" has reached cliché status. But I make no apology for using it to describe both the allegation against the News of the World that it hacked into a murdered girl's voicemail messages and the public response to it.