Rupert Murdoch

Parallels From A Victorious Weekend, Thoughts on Hillsborough From 9 Year Old Me; To A Policeman's Lie..(A Poem For Hillsborough)

Karl Davis | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport
Karl Davis

My heart is still beating hard following Liverpool's dramatic win on Sunday over Manchester City. Many have pointed to the strange parallels between y...

Mehdi Hasan

Labour's Deputy Chairman Says Party Needs To Use 'Plain Language'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

One of Ed Miliband's closest shadow cabinet allies has called for Labour to use "direct language" in order to connect with voters. In recent weeks,...

Rupert Murdoch Takes Bizarre Stance Amid LGBT Row

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has waded into the row over whether LGBT campaigners should be allowed to join a St Patrick's Day Parade. The media mogul suggested ...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 14 March 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The world is often a troubled place, and sometimes world leaders need to not just be strong, but also look strong to inspire confidence. At least that must be the rationale David Cameron was using, otherwise he's simply a vain lunatic with the presence of mind of a sloshed uncle at a wedding...

Is News Ruining Our Lives?

Jon Snow | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

We are amid the greatest revolution human life has ever known - the liberation of communication - in the hands of the many as well as that dangerous few. Yes of course the danger is there - the danger that what we call news maybe hijacked, distorted, lied about, propogandised. But today I argue that we stand at the dawn of the golden age of what we have come to describe as journalism. The mediation of information by individuals, collectives, groups, whom WE have the very individual powers to choose.

Rupert Murdoch Takes Buzzfeed Tycoon Quiz... And Gets Himself

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has taken BuzzFeed's 'Which Billionaire Tycoon Are You?' quiz. And the results are shocking. Rupert Murdoch is in fact… Rupert Mu...

Tony Blair and His Non-Affair with Wendi Deng - Has There Ever Been Such A Laughable Love-Note In Human History?

Bill Coles | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Bill Coles

In these dim, dark days, there are many things to enjoy about Tony Blair's non-affair with Rupert Murdoch's ex, Wendi Deng. Wendi and Tony have contributed greatly not just to the national merriment but to the merriment of the world. Thank you! A grateful globe salutes you!

Understanding India's Deep Linguistic Divisions

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

You'd think from popular portrayals of India's rise as a global outsourcing power on the basis of its citizens' English-speaking abilities, that the language would be a common denominator in uniting a country of over 1.2 billion people.

Why Are We So Frightened of Breaking Up 'Big Media'?

Des Freedman | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Des Freedman

In a situation in which three companies control some 70% of daily national newspaper circulation, five companies control 70% of regional circulation and a single news wholesaler provides bulletins for the vast majority of commercial radio stations, pluralism is a problem to be addressed now and not simply to be measured later...

Why You Should be More Like Rupert Murdoch

Sheata Karim | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheata Karim

This may seem a controversial statement to make after the recent newspaper scandals, but when it comes to his marriages and (ultimately) divorces, Rupert Murdoch has definitely learned from his mistakes.

Founder of No More Page 3 Visits Warwick

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Ackermann

Writer and actor Lucy-Anne Holmes started the campaign in the wake of Jessica Ennis' incredible gold win at the 2012 Olympics, an amazing feat by anyone's standards and a rare opportunity for a woman to be recognized for sporting success in a world where newspaper sports pages are dominated by the boys.

Keep Calm, We're British!

Julian Bond | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

I couldn't resist the trite title. Fretting about 'Britishness' seems to be at heart of what it means to be British. It has a familiar feel to it in our media, and not just the tabloids...

Barack Obama, David Cameron, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Their 'Selfie' Behaviour

Daniel Warner | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

If Obama, Cameron and Thorning -Schmidt were inspired to whip out their camera phones and start clicking away then why wasn't Naomi Campbell somewhere in that stadium, in full hair and make up, being held aloft in front of a wind machine by Bono and Charlize Theron?

Cohabitation and Britain's 'Older Old'

Claire Reid | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Claire Reid

We have seen a number of cases featuring men and women in their seventies, eighties and even older, although that shouldn't be interpreted as meaning that they are remarkably frequent. However, my colleagues and I certainly have to handle more now than we ever have done.

No More Page 3 at Warwick and 'What About the Free Press?'

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Ackermann

As with just about every feminist campaign in history, it didn't take long before we found a backlash. Ours came from fellow students as well as university bodies, calling a boycott of The Sun illiberal, painting us an authoritarian, conservative voice out to censor people's freedoms at every corner. 'But what about the free press?' came the replies.

Tony Blair's 'Friendship' With Rupert Murdoch's Ex-Wife Wendi Deng Led To Collapse Of Relationship Between Media Mogul And Former PM

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

The once cosy relationship between Rupert Murdoch and Tony Blair has disintegrated due to the former Labour leader’s "friendship" with the media mog...

Is James Murdoch Being Lined Up For VICE Media Role?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

VICE, that principled and occasionally self-righteous media outlet, is reportedly lining up a new director - James Murdoch, erstwhile antagonist of th...

Alastair Campbell Attacks Dacre And Murdoch

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

The era in which British newspapers are dominated by barons such as Paul Dacre and Rupert Murdoch is coming to an end, according to former Downing Str...

Old Bailey Hears Coulson Knew About Blunkett's Affair Through Phone Hacking

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor, approached former Home Secretary David Blunkett in 2004 to reveal that the newspaper had evidence t...

Intercepts Of Murdered Milly Dowler's Phone Gave Parents 'Agony Of Hope'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

In what is certain to be one of the more disturbing sessions of the phone hacking trial, the jury heard on Thursday about journalists at the News of t...

Court Rejects Newspapers' 'Weak' Argument Against Press Regulation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Furious newspaper publishers are considering an urgent appeal after the High Court rejected their bid to block a new cross-party royal charter to regu...

After Months Of Speculation, Hacking Trial Underway

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

The newspaper editor, top journalists and the ex-Number 10 spin doctor at the heart of the storm around alleged phone hacking which engulfed Fleet Str...

Who Is Standing Trial Over Phone Hacking?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

What an unusual three months we have ahead as seven former News of the World employees, including two former editors, both associates of the current B...

Rupert Murdoch Wants You To Ignore This

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch made a bold promise to "expose" Google and its executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Twitter before suddenly asking his followers to "ign...

Why The Wanton New Bridget Should Be Adland's New Darling

Grant Feller | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

She may balk at the idea - as may her creator - but Bridget Jones should be the poster girl for a web-savvy generation that becomes the spine for a new consumerism.