Rupert Murdoch

  • Princess Diana leaked royal directories to Murdoch tabloid, court hears 14-03-2014 10:51 AM

    The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's now defunct British tabloid the News of the World told a court on Thursday the late Princess Diana had given him a directory of royal phone numbers to get back at her then husband Prince Charles. Clive Goodman said the confidential directory which...
  • Two more journalists from Sun tabloid under scanner 09-07-2013 02:26 AM

    London: The head of news at Rupert Murdoch's British Sun tabloid is to be charged with authorising illegal payments to police and army officials, prosecutors said on Monday, the latest senior figure from the media mogul's newspapers to face criminal charges. Chris Pharo is to be charged with conspiring with...
  • News Corp's Rupert Murdoch files for divorce 13-06-2013 10:26 PM

    News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi, the company confirmed on Thursday. The reasons for the filing were not immediately clear, though a spokesman for Murdoch said the marriage had been irretrievably broken for more than six months. Murdoch, 82, married the former...
  • Why Rupert Murdoch's The Daily failed 04-12-2012 03:59 PM

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  • Rupert Murdoch's 'Jewish press' tweet sparks row 20-11-2012 09:07 AM

    New York: Media magnate Rupert Murdoch stirred an online row with a tweet complaining about the "Jewish owned" press and apologised again in a bid to calm the furore. Murdoch, whose News Corporation empire includes Fox television, BSkyB, The Wall Street Journal, the London Times and HarperCollins publishers wrote on...
  • Rupert Murdoch gleeful at BBC debacle in Britain 13-11-2012 01:30 AM

    London: Few seem to be enjoying the management meltdown at the venerable BBC more than Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. chief whose rival British newspapers have been caught up in their own lengthy, embarrassing and expensive phone-hacking scandal. But the troubles for both media organizations highlight that the news industry...
  • Rupert Murdoch splashes opinions on Twitter 03-01-2012 01:48 PM

    New York: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has rung in the New Year with a new Twitter account that includes praise for Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and opinions on President Barack Obama's policies and the Steve Jobs biography. By Monday night, just two days after he started his Twitter account,...
  • More than 800 people hacked by UK tabloid: Police 11-12-2011 12:26 AM

    London: More than 800 people have had their telephones illegally hacked by the now-defunct News of the World tabloid, British police investigating the alleged practice said on Saturday. A statement by London's Metropolitan Police said 2,037 people had been contacted during the year-long investigation, of whom 803 are alleged victims...
  • New evidence shows tabloid spied on Murdoch critic 08-12-2011 04:57 AM

    London: Newly disclosed evidence in Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal confirmed on Wednesday that an outspoken critic of Rupert Murdoch was put under surveillance by his now defunct tabloid the News of The World. Lawmaker Tom Watson, who has led efforts to expose the extent of malpractice in Britain's newspaper...
  • UK phone hacking goes beyond NOTW 21-11-2011 11:44 PM

    London: The phone-hacking story on Monday went beyond titles owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International with celebrity actor Hugh Grant alleging that the Mail on Sunday tabloid may have hacked his phone for information to be used in sensational stories. Deposing before the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, ethics and...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • New details show NOTW phone hacking was rampant 09-11-2011 02:18 AM

    London: Hacking of phones of individuals at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World was conducted on an "industrial scale", according to new revelations made on Tuesday, putting more pressure on his media empire in Britain and elsewhere. Covert surveillance was conducted not only of the murdered teenager Milly Dowler, but...
  • News Corp scandal spreads with Sun reporter arrest 05-11-2011 01:33 AM

    London: A scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's News Corp threatened to spread to more than one title on Friday as sources said a journalist at the Sun newspaper had been arrested over allegations of police bribery. Police investigating events at the News of the World tabloid after a phone hacking scandal...
  • About 6000 possible phone hack victims: UK Police 04-11-2011 03:33 AM

    London: British police increased their estimate on Thursday of potential phone hacking victims of the News of the World tabloid to 5,795 people. The acknowledgment that hundreds of potential victims had been missed by police is a further embarrassment for London's police force, whose reputation has been tarnished by its...
  • Murdoch to pay 2 mn pounds to phone hacking victim 22-10-2011 01:58 PM

    London: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News International has reached an agreement to pay 2 million pounds to the family of murdered teenager Milly Dowler, whose phone was hacked for information at the behest of the now defunct News of the World tabloid. Besides, Murdoch is personally donating 1 million pounds...
  • British lawmaker grills News Corp CEO at event 22-10-2011 03:53 AM

    Los Angeles: British lawmaker Tom Watson grilled News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch about covert surveillance techniques by company employees as News Corp held its first shareholders meeting following a phone-hacking scandal. More than 100 people demonstrated on Friday outside the lot of News Corp's Fox Studios. Watson asked Murdoch whether...
  • We knew of phone hacking back in 2002: UK police 21-10-2011 01:10 AM

    London: Authorities knew that Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid had hacked into the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler nine years before the scandal over the practice exploded, an English police chief said on Thursday. Surrey Police Chief Constable Mark Rowley acknowledged that his force knew as far...
  • New hacking victims emerge to sue News Corp 06-10-2011 02:02 AM

    London: A raft of public figures and crime victims have launched new legal claims against Rupert Murdoch's News International over allegations of phone hacking, including a man whose wife and daughter were murdered in a hammer attack. A source familiar with the matter said around 60 claimants had now lodged...
  • NOTW phone hacking: Now legal action in US 23-09-2011 07:29 PM

    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 13-year-old Dowler's phone was tapped allegedly at the behest...
  • Murdoch paper hacked minister's voice mail: report 23-09-2011 01:17 AM

    London: Rupert Murdoch's News of the World hacked extensively into the voice mail of a minister in Britain's former Labour government, according to three people familiar with the matter. The unauthorized access to voice mails left for Denis MacShane in 2004 and 2005, as he served as Minister for Europe,...
  • 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...
  • Fresh arrest in British phone hacking case 07-09-2011 04:21 PM

    London: A 35-year-old man on Wednesday became the sixteenth suspect to be arrested by British police as part of the investigation into phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid of media baron Rupert Murdoch. Officers from Scotland Yard arrested the unnamed man early on Wednesday morning after...
  • 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...
  • UK police make another arrest in NOTW scandal 03-09-2011 01:33 AM

    London: British police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the phone hacking scandal involving the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Police say the man was arrested by appointment on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages. More than a dozen people have been arrested amid claims the...
  • New evidence points to a 4 year cover-up at NOTW 18-08-2011 01:28 AM

    London: New evidence of hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World points to a four-year cover-up by the company, and intensifies focus on Prime Minister David Cameron's judgement in hiring an ex-editor who may now face criminal prosecution. A letter written in 2007 by ex-royal reporter Clive Goodman says...
  • Murdoch's loss is other tabloids' gain 13-08-2011 06:22 PM

    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 phone-hacking scandal, latest industry figures show. The Sunday Mirror picked up the most new customers with...