Phone Hacking

  • UK: The Sun's politics editor charged over bribery 14-05-2013 09:40 PM

    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...
  • JK Rowling: UK press left me feeling under siege 25-11-2011 03:53 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UK announces new Metropolitan Police chief 13-09-2011 12:13 AM

    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 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...
  • Cop probing UK phone-hacking scandal arrested 20-08-2011 08:29 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • NOTW scandal: Police arrests another journalist 10-08-2011 07:59 PM

    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...
  • Murdoch's daughter delays joining News Corp 06-08-2011 02:07 PM

    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...
  • Eleventh arrest in UK tabloid hacking scandal 03-08-2011 03:02 AM

    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 phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct tabloid that has rattled Britain's establishment, a source close to the case said. Police said a 71-year-old man had been...
  • 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...
  • HCL asked for Murdoch group details 26-07-2011 02:17 PM

    London: The Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons has asked Indian IT major HCL Technologies to provide information about its relationship with Rupert Murdoch's News International, which has been the focus of the phone-hacking controversy in Britain. Keith Vaz, chairman of the committee that has been in the...
  • Murdoch scandal reporter gets book deal 26-07-2011 12:41 PM

    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...
  • News Corp's UK political meetings to be documented 26-07-2011 01:32 AM

    London: Ministers in Britain's coalition government, criticised for being too close to Rupert Murdoch's scandal-hit 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 phone-hacking scandal that...
  • Phone hacking scandal engulfs more UK newspapers 23-07-2011 09:16 PM

    London: Britain's phone-hacking 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...
  • 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...
  • The Last Word: UK phone hacking scandal 22-07-2011 11:37 PM

    On 'The Last Word' Karan Thapar examine if the UK phone hacking scandal issue could also happen to India. ...
  • 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...
  • Phone-hacking: Zardari's private data targeted 21-07-2011 04:54 PM

    London: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was among individuals whose personal data was clandestinely obtained by private investigators at the behest of a newspaper owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch. Nick Davies, a journalist writing for The Guardian who has doggedly exposed the dubious news-gathering practices in the British press,...
  • British PM drags opponents into hacking scandal 21-07-2011 01:37 AM

    London:Prime Minister David Cameron dragged his political foes into Britain's phone-hacking scandal on Wednesday, as he sought to distance himself from his former aide at the heart of the allegations and denied that his staff had tried to thwart police investigations. Cameron, who flew back from Africa early to address...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 21-07-2011 12:54 AM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • FTN: Is NOTW scandal the end of tabloid journalism? 21-07-2011 12:12 AM

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if, the UK phone-hacking scandal is the end of tabloid journalism. ...
  • Hacking and you: know how to stop it 20-07-2011 09:50 PM

    In this show a panel of experts discusses how to stop a phone from being hacked. ...
  • UK's 'Sunday Mirror' gains on NOTW demise 20-07-2011 09:27 PM

    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 phone-hacking scandal, looked elsewhere. A survey of over 1,000 people conducted by Kantar Media...
  • UK phone hacking scandal: Is this the end of tabloid journalism?

    Tonight at 10, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether the UK phone hacking scandal will lead to the end of tabloid journalism. ...