Phone Hacking

  • Ex-reporter tells court he hacked William and Kate's phones 200 times May 14, 2014

    The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid admitted to a London court on Wednesday he had repeatedly hacked the voicemails of Princes William and Harry, and William's wife Kate Middleton. Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing voicemails on the mobile phones of...
  • 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 phone-hacking charges, including allegedly intercepting messages of Milly Dowler, the 13-year-old schoolgirl who was abducted and...
  • Phone hacking: Aides of Murdoch, Cameron charged July 24, 2012

    London: Key former aides of media baron Rupert Murdoch and Prime Minister David Cameron were on Tuesday charged with criminal conspiracy to hack into phones of individuals and other charges, taking the year-long phone-hacking row to a new level. Rebekah Brooks, Murdoch's high-profile former aide and editor of the News of...
  • UK phone-hacking: more newspapers under probe July 23, 2012

    London: Besides media baron Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World, British papers Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Star on Sunday, have come under the scanner of the Scotland Yard for alleged payments made to prison guards for stories. Appearing before the Leveson Inquiry into ethics, culture...
  • 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...
  • Had professional ties with Murdoch as PM: Tony Blair May 29, 2012

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair defended his ties with media baron Rupert Murdoch at the phone-hacking inquiry. ...
  • UK: Tony Blair heckled at phone-hacking inquiry May 29, 2012

    London: British leaders are forced to court powerful press barons such as Rupert Murdoch or risk savage media attacks which render them unable to govern effectively, former Prime Minister Tony Blair told an inquiry on Monday. Interrupted by a heckler who accused him of being a war criminal for supporting...
  • 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 decade-long 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 case: Rebekah Brooks, husband charged May 15, 2012

    Brooks has in the past few days been questioned by the Leveson inquiry into media standards and ethics....
  • UK phone-hacking scandal: Rebekah Brooks charged May 15, 2012

    London: Rebekah Brooks, a former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm, has been charged with perverting the course of justice over a phone hacking scandal at one of the media mogul's papers, British prosecutors said on Tuesday. "I have concluded ... there is sufficient evidence for there to be...
  • 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 phone-hacking 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...
  • 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 phone-hacking scandal, Sky News reported. British police confirmed they had held five men and one woman in dawn raids...
  • 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 80-year-old media scion Rupert Murdoch, has relinquished his position at News International to focus on the company's international TV business. He will remain deputy...
  • 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 high-profile...
  • 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 now-defunct 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...
  • UK hacking: 5 'The Sun' journalists arrested February 12, 2012

    London: Britain's biggest-selling 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...
  • JK Rowling: UK press left me feeling under siege November 25, 2011

    London: Writer JK Rowling and actress Sienna Miller gave a London courtroom a vivid picture on Thursday of the anxiety, anger and fear produced by living in the glare of Britain's tabloid media, describing how press intrusion made them feel like prisoners in their own homes. The creator of boy wizard...
  • 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 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 division,...
  • UK phone hacking goes beyond NOTW November 21, 2011

    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 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 phone-hacking scandal. Analysts say how James handles the questions on the corruption that took place at News International will determine...
  • Murdoch to pay 2 mn pounds to phone hacking victim October 22, 2011

    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 to...
  • 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 13-year-old Dowler's phone was tapped allegedly at the behest of...
  • UK announces new Metropolitan Police chief September 13, 2011

    London: Bernard Hogan-Howe, the acting deputy commissioner for Britain's Metropolitan Police, has been named the new head of the force, the government said on Monday. Hogan-Howe will fill the gap left by former Met police chief Paul Stephenson and former assistant commissioner John Yates, who both resigned in quick succession...
  • 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...
  • Cop probing UK phone-hacking 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 51-year-old 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 phone-hacking 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 phone-hacking 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 phone-hacking scandal...