Articles tagged with Rupert Murdoch
by Caroline Crampton / 15 Jul 2011 10:34
Rebekah Brooks has resigned from News International. After all the events of the past few days – the News of the World axed, 200 staff made redundant, Rupert Murdoch mounting a personal defence of her, David Cameron announcing a judge-led inquiry into the phone hacking allegations – this is the most unexpected.
It has been generally assumed that the reason the Murdochs shed the News of the World and dropped the
15 Jul 2011 10:05
Rebekah Brooks has resigned as chief executive of News International. Here's her full statement :
At News International we pride ourselves on setting the news agenda for the right reasons. Today we are leading the news for the wrong ones.
The reputation of the company we love so much, as well as the press freedoms we value so highly, are all at risk.
As Chief Executive of the company, I feel
by Nik Darlington / 13 Jul 2011 09:04
There are points in politics when everything changes. A moment passes and what came before can never be the same again. Gordon Brown had any number of those moments in the final stages of his premiership. Uppermost in people’s recent memory might be the in-car contretemps over Gillian Duffy. For my mind, the revelations about Damien McBride most damaged Mr Brown’s integrity as a prime minister, when he accepted ‘full responsibility’ for McBride’s wrongdoings.
by Gareth Hill / 11 Jul 2011 14:19
BBC reports that emails have been given to authorities which suggest the News of the World bought contact details of high ranking members of the Royal family from a royal protection officer.
Ed Miliband calls for the public inquiry to start immediately and for the BSKYB bid to be withdrawn. Nick Clegg says he think the BSKYB bid should be withdrawn not temporarily but for good.
by Jamie Reed / 09 Jul 2011 10:37
The despicable revelations concerning the News of the World’s alleged systematic hacking of up to 4,000 people – abducted children, parents and families of murder victims, families of terrorism victims and the widows of fallen soldiers – have shaken the British media to its core and caused the extinction of Britain’s most read newspaper. Suggestions that elements within the Metropolitan Police were complicit in some of this activity and that certain officers accepted payments
by Charlotte Henry / 04 Jul 2011 16:19
Last week, hidden amongst the strikes, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt announced further steps towards Rupert Murdoch's News Corp taking over BSkyB. One of the caveats inserted by Hunt in this deal is that Sky News must be siphoned off into a new company, in an attempt to prevent too much of our media and news coming from one source.
Essentially the fear is that, whatever provisions are made, Murdoch would use