15/10/2012 21:10 BST

Alvaro Uribe, Ex-Colombian President Involved In Wiretapping Scandal, Joins Murdoch

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

For Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate, still reeling from a phone hacking scandal, Uribe is an odd choice, many journalists and press advocates say. Under Uribe's command, Colombia's intelligence service became mired in an illegal wiretapping scandal.