Rupert Murdoch

Miliband vs Murdoch

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Social media can challenge the power of private influence over our collective consciousness. Social media, and the internet more generally, can liberate the population from the monologic, undemocratic and unaccountable media that has historically played too large a part in dictating our political future.

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...

Scotland's Biggest Ever Day - Greeted With 'Worst Ever' Front Page...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

The biggest, most energised election to ever take place in the lifetime of most Scottish people is today - and these front pages have seemingly comple...

Elite 'Supervillains' Chime In On Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Global "supervillain" Henry Kissinger has spoken out on the Scottish independence debate, telling Prospect Magazine that "anything that makes Britain ...

Indian Super League - The Politics Behind The New Tournament

Bhargab Sarmah | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Sport
Bhargab Sarmah

The country already doesn't produce enough quality players, and IMG-R's new phony football tournament will mean that proper football clubs in the country will not be bothered in future to seriously invest in the grassroots...

Nigel Farage Has Been Summoned By The 'Big Boss'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK

The world's biggest media mogul and the UK's most Eurosceptic political party have apparently been getting cosy. Ukip leader Nigel Farage met with ...

When Do Your Comments On Social Networks Become The Property Of Your Employer?

Mark Hillary | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Have you noticed those disclaimers on Twitter profiles? The ones that suggest that everything published on this Twitter account is personal and has no...

Murdoch Desperate To Gobble Up Rival Time Warner

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Rupert Murdoch could "push himself to the limit" to try to buy rival Time Warner but is likely to face stiff resistance from the company's board, it w...

Murdoch Thinks We Should Be 'Sceptical' About Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Rupert Murdoch doesn’t understand climate change. The ageing media baron, who was interviewed on Sky News Australia - partly owned by the Murdoch em...

National Theatre Takes on Murdoch and Phone Hacking in New Play

Victoria Sadler | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Conceived and rehearsed in secret, Great Britain, a play about phone hacking at a British tabloid, was suddenly announced last week and then on Monday, just days after the hacking trial verdicts were passed down, the show opened.

Something Is Rotten...

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Forget Andy Coulson. If you can, forget phone-hacking. The real scandal is how senior politicians - and police officers - allowed themselves to be used by a ruthless media tycoon for his own commercial ends. And if you think it's all over, it's not.

Mehdi Hasan

Miliband: Principles Not Photo Ops Will Get Me Elected Prime Minister | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics

As I sit outside the office of the Leader of the Opposition, I spot the latest issue of The Spectator magazine on the coffee table in front of...

Rebekah's Husband Has A Special Message For Coulson

Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie have finally broken their silence after being found not guilty in the phone hacking trial. Standing on the s...

The Meaning of the Hacking Trial: A Free Press Would Be A Really Good Idea

Des Freedman | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Des Freedman

When asked what he thought of western civilisation, the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi replied that 'I think it would be a great idea'. The verdicts handed down from the phone hacking trial together with the information contained during the eight months at the Old Bailey suggest pretty much the same thing. We need a free and fearless press because we certainly don't appear to have one now.

The Phone Hacking Trial Is Over - Now Murdoch Needs to Implement Leveson

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

Now the hacking trial verdicts have confirmed that the country's biggest newspaper company suffered a catastrophic collapse in standards, the question must be: has Rupert Murdoch done what is necessary to ensure it won't happen again? And the answer is no, he has not. In fact Murdoch has done the reverse. He has joined a conspiracy with other press bosses to prevent the changes that were demanded by the Leveson Inquiry - changes endorsed by all parties in Parliament, by victims of press abuse and by the public.

Asa Bennett

Six Wars Miliband Has Waged Against Business | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has come under pressure from two former Labour ministers to be nicer to business and not give the impression that he wants to hurt British...

Though Huge Threats Remain, I Hope That We Are Turning a Corner on Press Freedom

Lord Black | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Black

The whole of the British press - despite the fact that 95% of it was never involved in the hacking of phones which led to this crackdown - was subjected to a judicial inquiry with draconian powers, greater than those handed to the Chilcot Inquiry which is looking into the war in Iraq in which 100,000 people died... Not only has this been hugely dangerous for the press in Britain, it has robbed us of all moral authority to be able to try to help countries battling authoritarianism in establishing a free press.

Dedication, Not Delegation, Is What You Need Prime Minister

Grant Feller | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

David Cameron has got me singing an old TV theme tune all morning. It's from the wonderful Roy Castle's Record Breakers: 'If you wanna be the best, if you wanna beat the rest, dedication's what you need...'

Guardian 'Should Be Blacklisted', Government Press Chief Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

The Guardian newspaper should be "blackballed" and prevented from joining the new press regulatory body because "day after day, it gets its facts wron...

Murdoch Buying Murdoch - Should We Care?

Des Freedman | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Des Freedman

Murdoch may not want to risk a political backlash right at this moment but there is every reason why his lobbyists and political friends might want to launch a campaign to smooth the path for a take over following the next general election...

Murdoch Eyes European Domination In Pay TV Talks

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

Broadcaster BSkyB is in talks over a deal that will expand its pay TV empire in Europe through the acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. B...

The Future of Content: Left to Right, Not Up and Down

Grant Feller | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

I lead a very 20th century life in the morning, well before work begins and the rest of the family ruin my peaceful breakfast. I read my papery newspapers, write notes with a pen and occasionally sketch - badly - the comings and goings in the back garden.

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 13.06.2014 | 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' | 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 ...