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MPs Say NOTW Staff Lied Through Their Teeth.. | Chris Wimpress | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

Rupert Murdoch is "not fit to run a major international company" a group of influential MPs have concluded, saying the media mogul "turned a blind eye...

Phone Hacking Verdict To Be Delivered

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

A Commons committee is to deliver its verdict on the role the Murdochs and their senior executives played in the phone-hacking scandal. MPs are als...

I Stand Corrected, the Fish Rots From the Tail...

Alex Jaconelli | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Politics
Alex Jaconelli

In July last year I suggested that the claims made by Rebekah Brooks that she knew nothing of phone hacking under her tenure, if true, suggested she was at best a poor leader, and that if she was indeed neutral in shaping the culture under her at News International, we had to look further up the food chain for those culpable - recalling the old saying, a fish rots from the head

Former Scottish First Minister McConnell Calls In Lawyers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

A former Scottish First Minister said today he was pursuing legal action after it emerged he may have been a victim of phone hacking by the News of th...

Former Scottish First Minister Calls In Lawyers

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

A former Scottish First Minister said today he was pursuing legal action after it emerged he may have been a victim of phone hacking by the News of th...

Thurlbeck Will Not Face Charges Over Witness Intimidation Claims

PA | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK

A former News of the World chief reporter will not be prosecuted over allegations of intimidating a witness, in Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry....

'I'm Sorry I Didn't Close NotW Years Ago'

Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch said he was "sorry" he hadn't closed the News of the World years ago" in evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on Thursday. The 81-year-ol...

Murdoch: 'I Failed'

Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has admitted that he "failed" to act over the phone hacking scandal that led to the eventual closure of the News of the World. On hi...

LIVE: Murdoch Quizzed On Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch is giving a second day of evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into media standards. Check here for live updates....

Murdoch Set For Second Day Of Evidence

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch is set to continue his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on Thursday morning, answering questions about allegations of phone hacking at h...

News Corp 'Has Never Pushed Commercial Interests In Papers'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has told the Leveson inquiry into press ethics that his media empire News Corp never "pushed our commercial interests in our newspapers...

Twitter Helps Murdoch Remember A Few Things

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK

In the midst of his headline appearance at the ongoing Leveson Inquiry, James Murdoch, former News International chairman and son of owner Rupert, is ...

'He Broke The Code Of Confidentiality Between Journalist And Politician'

Posted 21.04.2012 | UK

Former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck has accused Tom Watson of using his parliamentary role "as a subterfuge for gleaning informa...

Rebekah Brooks' Former PA Rebailed Over Phone Hacking Inquiry

PA | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Two suspects in Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry have been rebailed. Rebekah Brooks' former PA Cheryl Carter and sports journalist Raoul Simon...

Leveson: Former NoTW Editor Neil Wallis To Give Evidence Again

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

Former News of the World executive editor Neil Wallis will give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry for a second time today. Three senior figures in th...

'Phone Hacking Is Costing Us More Than Tackling Child Abuse'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

The deputy mayor of London has defended his questioning of police spending on phone hacking, saying Scotland Yard already struggles to fund its fight ...

So Who Did The Hacking?

PA | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

The former News of the World US editor was today told he faces no further action in Scotland Yard's phone-hacking probe. James Desborough was held ...

Murdoch: I Didn't Resign Because I Knew About Hacking

Posted 14.03.2012 | UK

James Murdoch has denied misleading parliament but admitted he accepts his "share of responsibility" for not "uncovering wrongdoing sooner" at News In...

Rebekah Brooks Bailed After Phone Hacking Arrest

Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

Five suspects arrested over allegations of cover-ups in the phone-hacking inquiry - understood to include Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer hus...

Rebekah Brooks And Husband Among Six Arrested Over Phone Hacking

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks and her husband are among six people who have been arrested by police investigating phone hacking. The former News International chi...

Six Arrested In Phone Hacking Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

Police investigating phone hacking at News International made six arrests on Tuesday morning, Scotland Yard said. Five men and one woman were arres...

We Need a Journalists' Spring

Trevor Davies | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK
Trevor Davies

Newspaper success or failure has traditionally rested with their editors. In this case Murdoch is responsible, even if, as he claims, he is simply responsible for trusting the wrong people. If he really does care about press freedom, he should free up his titles and let a new generation of newspaper owners take over.

And the Truth Shall Set You Free

Ambi Sitham | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK
Ambi Sitham

Almost a decade ago I happened to be in a situation whereby I became privy to information which raised a red flag both legally and morally. At the time I didn't realise the extent of its significance and stored it away as a tale perhaps to be recounted one day in my memoirs or a fictionalised account of my experiences of the media world. When the phone hacking scandal first raised its ugly head a few years ago I immediately had flashbacks to those events and alarms bells rang off as to their potential significance. But when the scandal seemed to blow over as quickly as it erupted I didn't give it much further thought.

Cameron On His Love Of Horses, Angry Birds And Whether He Dances At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been quizzed by school children over his love of horse riding, whether he dances in Downing Street and if he still listens to his mo...

Rebekah Brooks' Lawyer: Leveson Evidence Could 'Prejudice Trial'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

Allowing a senior policewoman to publicly give evidence about corruption allegations at News International was a "spectacular failure", Rebekah Brooks...