Phone Hacking Scandal

  • UK: The Sun's politics editor charged over bribery May 14, 2013

    London: Britain's prosecutors say The Sun tabloid's politics editor Clodagh Hartley has been charged over a conspiracy to pay thousands of pounds worth of bribes to a press officer working in the British government's tax department. Prosecutors say The Sun paid bribes to press officer Jonathan Hall in return for...
  • UK phone hacking: Brooks to appear in court today September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The hearing in the UK phone hacking scandal will begin on Monday. Disgraced former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is expected to appear in a London court. Brooks faces three phonehacking charges, including allegedly intercepting messages of Milly Dowler, the 13yearold schoolgirl who was abducted and...
  • Rupert Murdoch quits boards of British papers July 22, 2012

    London: News Corp's Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from a string of boards overseeing the Sun, Times and Sunday Times newspapers in Britain, the company said in an internal memo on Saturday. The company described the news as a "corporate housecleaning exercise" linked to the announcement in June that News Corp...
  • Phone hacking scandal: Tony Blair to be questioned May 28, 2012

    London: Tony Blair's decision to openly court Rupert Murdoch to win power and ensure favorable coverage during his decadelong tenure as British prime minister will come under scrutiny when he faces a media inquiry on Monday. The inquiry, ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron after Murdoch's now defunct News of the...
  • UK phone hacking probe: Rebekah Brooks arrested March 13, 2012

    London: Police arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor and close associate to Rupert Murdoch, for a second time on Tuesday in a new round of detentions in Britain's phonehacking scandal, Sky News reported. British police confirmed they had held five men and one woman in dawn raids...
  • UK: Cherie Blair sues NOTW over phone hacking February 23, 2012

    London: The wife of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is suing Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper company over phone hacking, her lawyer said Wednesday. Cherie Blair was suing "in relation to the unlawful interception of her voicemails," lawyer Graham Atkins said in an email, making her one of the most highprofile...
  • UK hacking: 5 'The Sun' journalists arrested February 12, 2012

    London: Britain's biggestselling newspaper was fighting to contain the damage after five employees at The Sun tabloid were arrested on Saturday in an inquiry into the alleged payment of bribes to police and other officials. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which owns the newspaper, said police had searched their homes and the...
  • UK: Five held in phone hacking scandal January 29, 2012

    British police arrested 4 Sun newspaper journalists in the phonehacking controversy. ...
  • 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,...
  • NOTW phone hacking: Now legal action in US September 23, 2011

    London: There was more bad news for media baron Rupert Murdoch on Friday as lawyers representing the murdered British teenager Milly Dowler said they would soon launch legal action against News Corp in the United States. It was the report that 13yearold Dowler's phone was tapped allegedly at the behest of...
  • UK announces new Metropolitan Police chief September 13, 2011

    London: Bernard HoganHowe, the acting deputy commissioner for Britain's Metropolitan Police, has been named the new head of the force, the government said on Monday. HoganHowe will fill the gap left by former Met police chief Paul Stephenson and former assistant commissioner John Yates, who both resigned in quick succession...
  • Cop probing UK phonehacking scandal arrested August 20, 2011

    London: In a fresh development in Britain's phone hacking scandal, a police officer has been arrested in relation to leaks during investigation into the unethical news gathering practices at the now defunct News of the World tabloid. The 51yearold detective constable was arrested while at work and bailed as part of...
  • Murdoch's loss is other tabloids' gain August 13, 2011

    London: The circulation of British tabloids has shot up after media baron Rupert Murdoch closed down News of the World in July until then Britain's largest selling Sunday paper in the wake of the phonehacking scandal, latest industry figures show. The Sunday Mirror picked up the most new customers with average...
  • NOTW scandal: Police arrests another journalist August 10, 2011

    London: Greg Miskiw, former news editor of the now defunct News of the World, was arrested on Wednesday by the Scotland Yard team investigating phonehacking at newspaper titles owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International. Miskiw, 61, was arrested on suspicion of phone hacking, Scotland Yard said. He was arrested after visiting...
  • Murdoch's daughter delays joining News Corp August 6, 2011

    Los Angeles: Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, has delayed taking her seat on the News Corp board, a sign the company is trying to duck criticism that the publicly traded company is run like a family dynasty. Such criticism reached new heights after a phonehacking scandal...
  • Eleventh arrest in UK tabloid hacking scandal August 3, 2011

    London: Stuart Kuttner, managing editor of the News of the World for 22 years, was arrested and later freed on bail on Tuesday over a phonehacking scandal at the nowdefunct tabloid that has rattled Britain's establishment, a source close to the case said. Police said a 71yearold man had been released...
  • Murdoch scandal reporter gets book deal July 26, 2011

    New York: The newspaper reporter who spent years investigating phone hacking claims in Rupert Murdoch's media empire has won a book deal. The Guardian reporter Nick Davies has been signed to write an authoritative account of the News Corp. scandal for Faber and Faber Inc. Financial compensation wasn't disclosed. The book, to...
  • News Corp's UK political meetings to be documented July 26, 2011

    London: Ministers in Britain's coalition government, criticised for being too close to Rupert Murdoch's scandalhit News Corp, face more scrutiny this week when details of their meetings with the company's executives are published. News Corp executive James Murdoch is also under pressure over his handling of a phonehacking scandal that has...
  • Phone hacking scandal engulfs more UK newspapers July 23, 2011

    London: Britain's phonehacking scandal appeared to be spreading to newspaper titles beyond those owned by Rupert Murdoch, with fresh claims dragging the Mirror group into the mire of allegations of eavesdropping on celebrities. In a dramatic turn to the scandal, former journalists at the Mirror group said they witnessed phone hacking...
  • 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...
  • The Last Word: UK phone hacking scandal July 22, 2011

    On 'The Last Word' Karan Thapar examine if the UK phone hacking scandal issue could also happen to India. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 21, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • FTN: Is NOTW scandal the end of tabloid journalism? July 21, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if, the UK phonehacking scandal is the end of tabloid journalism. ...
  • UK's 'Sunday Mirror' gains on NOTW demise July 20, 2011

    London: The number of Britons reading The Sunday Mirror tabloid rose 50 per cent last week as those who once bought News Corp's News of the World, closed 10 days ago in the grip of a phonehacking scandal, looked elsewhere. A survey of over 1,000 people conducted by Kantar Media showed...
  • Rupert Murdoch influence limited in India July 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Rupert Murdoch knows something about power and how to wield it. In Britain, the media magnate's backing was long seen as a prerequisite for anyone hoping to become prime minister; in the United States Murdoch's Fox News has helped drive debate and the growth of the rightwing Tea...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 19, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Will India ever match UK's media standards? July 19, 2011

    On 'Talking Point' Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Will our media ever match UK's standard of accountability'. ...
  • Rebekah Brooks testifies to British lawmakers July 19, 2011

    London: After nearly three hours of testimony from Rupert and James Murdoch, former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has taken her place at a hearing on phone hacking. Brooks, who resigned last week amid the widening scandal, began her testimony with an apology for what took place at the nowdefunct...
  • Rupert Murdoch attacked in UK Parliament July 19, 2011

    London: A protester rushed at Rupert Murdoch as he gave testimony to British lawmakers on Tuesday, setting off a scuffle and spattering Murdoch with what appeared to be white foam in a foil pie dish in a shocking interruption of a hearing into the phone hacking scandal that's rocked the...
  • No financial motive for closing NOTW: Murdoch July 19, 2011

    London: Media titan Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday denied that the closure of the News of the World tabloid was motivated by financial considerations. He said he shut down the News of the World because of criminal allegations. There has been speculation that Murdoch wanted to close the Sunday newspaper in order to...