Politics

Now PM Cameron recommends ad-style regulation for erring UK newspapers – another U-turn David?

Another scandal. Another U-turn. Another week in coalition government. Just four months ago, Home Office minister James Brokenshire told the House of Commons that “we believe that the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) acts as an effective check on the industry ...

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Hacking contagion spreads to other UK newspapers

Which might take some of the heat off Rupert Murdoch, facing blanket condemnation in the UK Parliament and demands that he drop News Corporation’s bid for BSkyB, except that the only new paper to be outed so far is the ...

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Murdoch contagion may spread to US, Brooks in the frame over Brown

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, an American company, could be investigated by Federal authorities if they decide paying Metropolitan Police officers in London counts as illegally trying to secure business under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Germany’s Daimler AG and ...

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Please block Murdoch BSkyB deal says UK government to OFT and Ofcom

UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is to write to media regulator Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading to ask them to look again at the News Corporation bid to buy satellite broadcaster BKyB on the grounds of (a) media ...

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Why doesn’t Rupert Murdoch just give away the News of the World to its staff?

Sound like an extraordinary idea? News Corporation, run by Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch, decided to close the News of the World, Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper, to try to terminate the phone-hacking scandal. End result? Hundreds of people not implicated in ...

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