James Murdoch

  • Didn't read hacking email in full: James Murdoch 14-12-2011 07:28 AM

    London: As inquiries continue at various levels into the phone-hacking row, News International chairman James Murdoch on Tuesday admitted that he had received an email in 2008 that detailed phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid, but claimed he did not read it in full. The email is a...
  • James Murdoch re-elected BSkyB chairman 30-11-2011 05:02 AM

    London: James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was on Tuesday re-elected 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 23-11-2011 07:36 PM

    London: James Murdoch has resigned from the boards of the companies that publish its British newspapers including the now-defunct 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...
  • Signs of broader hacking at Murdoch newspaper 16-11-2011 01:07 AM

    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...
  • James Murdoch 'kept in dark' on hacking: reporter 15-11-2011 01:54 AM

    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...
  • James Murdoch compared to a 'mafia boss' 11-11-2011 01:33 AM

    London: James Murdoch, fighting for his career, held his line that he was innocent of covering up phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid and blamed other former executives in a UK parliamentary hearing on Thursday. But the 38-year-old News Corp executive and son of media mogul Rupert had...
  • NOTW scandal: Murdoch blames staff for hacking 10-11-2011 06:01 PM

    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 now-defunct News of the World tabloid. In comments to often-skeptical and occasionally hostile lawmakers, Murdoch said that his former subordinates were the ones...
  • James Murdoch to be grilled over NOTW scandal 10-11-2011 03:50 PM

    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 phone-hacking scandal. Analysts say how James handles the questions on the corruption that took place at News International will...
  • James Murdoch's make or break day in Parliament 10-11-2011 04:35 AM

    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 phone-hacking scandal at his company's now-defunct News of the World tabloid....
  • James Murdoch to depose before MPs again 09-11-2011 06:32 PM

    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 phone-hacking row. The list of unethical practices has grown longer with new...
  • Pressure mounts on Murdoch family in hacking probe 14-09-2011 02:27 AM

    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 long-running controversy that has already damaged the...
  • Former executives challenge Murdochs' testimony 07-09-2011 01:57 AM

    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,...
  • NOTW: James Murdoch declines $ 6 mn bonus 03-09-2011 07:04 AM

    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...
  • James Murdoch asked to clarify hacking testimony 30-07-2011 03:04 AM

    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...
  • James Murdoch confirmed as BSkyB chairman 29-07-2011 07:29 AM

    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...
  • BSkyB chair James Murdoch backed by investor 24-07-2011 06:29 PM

    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...
  • UK lawmaker asks police to investigate Murdoch 23-07-2011 01:05 AM

    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...
  • Phone-hacking: Did James Murdoch mislead MPs? 22-07-2011 05:46 PM

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 21-07-2011 12:54 AM

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  • Hacking scandal threatens Murdoch dynasty 20-07-2011 08:02 AM

    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...
  • Murdoch denies prior knowledge of hacking 20-07-2011 07:35 AM

    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 19-07-2011 11:41 PM

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  • Murdoch says sorry, claims he was misled 19-07-2011 07:17 PM

    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...