James Murdoch

  • Now Sky News in the dock for email hacking April 5, 2012

    London: Sky News, a part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire in Britain, on Thursday admitted that it illegally hacked emails twice for information, further tarnishing the image of the press baron. The admission is an indication that unethical news gathering practices were not confined to the now closed News of the...
  • James Murdoch's BSkyB exit puts Rupert in firing line April 5, 2012

    London: James Murdoch's exit from the chairmanship of BSkyB moves his father Rupert into the firing line in Britain, just as an inquiry into a phonehacking scandal turns its focus on his peculiar influence in the country. Rupert Murdoch, News Corp's chief executive, is due to appear before a judgeled inquiry...
  • James Murdoch steps down as BSkyB chairman April 4, 2012

    London: Once his father's heir apparent, James Murdoch stepped down on Tuesday as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting, surrendering one of the biggest jobs in the Murdoch media empire in a bid to distance the broadcaster from a deepening phone hacking scandal. James Murdoch's credibility and competence have come under severe...
  • James Murdoch to quit BSkyB April 3, 2012

    London: Singed by the phonehacking scandal, James Murdoch, who resigned as executive chairman of News International in February, will soon step down as the chairman of British satellite broadcaster BSkyB. The younger son of media baron Rupert Murdoch has been facing increasing pressure in the UK over what he knew about...
  • James Murdoch severs all ties with UK newspapers March 24, 2012

    London: James Murdoch has severed all ties with News Corp's British newspaper business, which is at the centre of multiple investigations over phone and computer hacking and bribery, according to regulatory filings. Murdoch is under scrutiny for his role in failing to uncover systematic illegal interception of phone calls at the...
  • James Murdoch quits as News Intl exec chairman February 29, 2012

    London: James Murdoch is stepping down as executive chairman of News Corp's UK newspaper arm, the company said on Wednesday. News Corp said James, the son of 80yearold media scion Rupert Murdoch, has relinquished his position at News International to focus on the company's international TV business. He will remain deputy...
  • Phone hacking: Cherie Blair sues Murdoch's company February 23, 2012

    London: Cherie Blair, barrister and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, on Wednesday sued the nowdefunct News of the World over hacking of her phone, joining a host of celebrities and others who have initiated legal proceedings against media baron Rupert Murdoch's company. Cherie's solicitor Graham Atkins confirmed a claim...
  • Didn't read hacking email in full: James Murdoch December 14, 2011

    London: As inquiries continue at various levels into the phonehacking row, News International chairman James Murdoch on Tuesday admitted that he had received an email in 2008 that detailed phonehacking at the News of the World tabloid, but claimed he did not read it in full. The email is a key...
  • James Murdoch reelected BSkyB chairman November 30, 2011

    London: James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was on Tuesday reelected chairman of British broadcaster BSkyB even though a fifth of shareholders voted against his reappointment. Several key shareholders of BSkyB voted against James Murdoch at the company's annual general meeting on Tuesday. News Corp, which owns...
  • James Murdoch quits the boards of Sun, Times November 23, 2011

    London: James Murdoch has resigned from the boards of the companies that publish its British newspapers including the nowdefunct News of the World tabloid at the center of the phone hacking sandal, regulatory filings show. The London Evening Standard newspaper said Murdoch would remain as chairman of the News International division,...
  • Signs of broader hacking at Murdoch newspaper November 16, 2011

    London: Evidence is growing that hacking of both telephone voice mail and email was pursued by journalists from Rupert Murdoch's News of the World for years after the arrests of a private detective and reporter who worked for the weekly tabloid. As recently as last week, News International, publisher of Murdoch's...
  • James Murdoch 'kept in dark' on hacking: reporter November 15, 2011

    London: News Corp's James Murdoch was "kept in the dark" about the scale of phone hacking at the News of the World by his subordinates who tried to manage the problem, the newspaper's former chief reporter said on Monday. Neville Thurlbeck has become a key figure in the scandal because he...
  • James Murdoch compared to a 'mafia boss' November 11, 2011

    London: James Murdoch, fighting for his career, held his line that he was innocent of covering up phonehacking at the News of the World tabloid and blamed other former executives in a UK parliamentary hearing on Thursday. But the 38yearold News Corp executive and son of media mogul Rupert had no...
  • NOTW scandal: Murdoch blames staff for hacking November 10, 2011

    London: James Murdoch insisted on Thursday that he'd told the truth when he said he'd been kept in the dark about the culture of criminality at the nowdefunct News of the World tabloid. In comments to oftenskeptical and occasionally hostile lawmakers, Murdoch said that his former subordinates were the ones who...
  • James Murdoch to be grilled over NOTW scandal November 10, 2011

    London: News Corp's deputy chief James Murdoch on Thursday will appear before the British Parliament's Special Committee for a second round of questioning in connection with the News of the World phonehacking scandal. Analysts say how James handles the questions on the corruption that took place at News International will determine...
  • James Murdoch's make or break day in Parliament November 10, 2011

    New York/ London: James Murdoch is about to face his day of reckoning. The News Corp deputy chief operating officer will appear before a special committee of Britain's parliament on Thursday for a second round of questioning about a phonehacking scandal at his company's nowdefunct News of the World tabloid. According...
  • James Murdoch to depose before MPs again November 9, 2011

    London: Amidst new revelations of rampant unethical news gathering practices at the News of the World, James Murdoch, chairman of News International, will appear before a key British parliamentary committee on Thursday to defend himself in the raging phonehacking row. The list of unethical practices has grown longer with new revelations...
  • Pressure mounts on Murdoch family in hacking probe September 14, 2011

    London: Britain's parliament on Tuesday said it would recall Rupert Murdoch's son James to answer more questions in its probe into News Corp's hacking scandal and US shareholders raised the stakes in a legal battle with the company. The two moves reignited a longrunning controversy that has already damaged the British...
  • Former executives challenge Murdochs' testimony September 7, 2011

    London: Four former News International executives challenged statements made to Parliament by their bosses, Rupert and James Murdoch, with one saying on Tuesday that the media mogul wrongly blamed outside lawyers for improperly investigating his company's phone hacking scandal. Jonathan Chapman, the former director of legal affairs with News International, said...
  • NOTW: James Murdoch declines $ 6 mn bonus September 3, 2011

    New York: News Corp awarded Rupert Murdoch and his son James big compensation increases, though James declined his bonus, citing controversy over a phone hacking scandal at the UK newspaper unit that he oversees. The annual bonus, announced on Friday, would have bumped James Murdoch's compensation by 73 percent. His father...
  • James Murdoch asked to clarify hacking testimony July 30, 2011

    London: British lawmakers on Friday demanded that James Murdoch clarify why testimony he gave to a parliamentary committee probing the phone hacking scandal conflicted with a statement from two former executives. Murdoch, deputy chief operating officer of media giant News Corp., and his father, tycoon Rupert Murdoch, testified about the widening...
  • James Murdoch confirmed as BSkyB chairman July 29, 2011

    London: James Murdoch was unanimously confirmed as chairman by BSkyB's board, winning a reprieve from a phone-hacking scandal that threatens to draw him into multiple investigations, two sources briefed on the board meeting told Reuters. Thursday's meeting of the BSkyB board was its first since the crisis forced News Corp to...
  • BSkyB chair James Murdoch backed by investor July 24, 2011

    London: A leading investor in BSkyB said he backs James Murdoch staying as chairman of the pay-TV firm despite politicians questioning his suitability, the Telegraph newspaper web site reported on Saturday. Crispin Odey, head of hedge fund Odey Asset Management, which holds around 2.7 per cent of BSkyB's shares, told the...
  • UK lawmaker asks police to investigate Murdoch July 23, 2011

    London: News Corp executive James Murdoch could face a police investigation into claims he gave "mistaken" testimony to Britain's parliament this week, deepening the legal crisis that has engulfed the Murdoch family's media empire. Prime Minister David Cameron, criticised for his close ties to senior figures at News Corp, said that...
  • Phone-hacking: Did James Murdoch mislead MPs? July 22, 2011

    London: News International chairman James Murdoch has landed himself in a fresh controversy after two of his former employees questioned his testimony to a House of Commons committee, opening another line of inquiry in the messy phone-hacking issue. Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday said James Murdoch had questions to answer...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 21, 2011

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  • Hacking scandal threatens Murdoch dynasty July 20, 2011

    London: James Murdoch scaled the rungs of the global media empire that his father built. Now scandal taints the heir apparent, threatening to derail the expected succession and shaking the assumption that the Murdoch dynasty would preserve its tight grip over the multibillion-dollar business. Founder Rupert Murdoch, 80, has long expressed...
  • Murdoch denies prior knowledge of hacking July 20, 2011

    New Delhi: A lot of questions and lot of explanations were presented by Rupert Murdoch and his team at the hearing of the hacking scandal surrounding his media empire in front of the House of Commons on Tuesday. However not all of the explanations were convincing enough. Murdoch on Tuesday...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 19, 2011

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  • Murdoch says sorry, claims he was misled July 19, 2011

    London: Rupert Murdoch told the British parliament on Tuesday that giving evidence on the phone-hacking and corruption scandal that is engulfing his global media empire was "the most humble day of my life". Sitting next to his son James, who opened the much-awaited proceedings in a packed committee room at Westminster...