Leveson Inquiry

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Murdoch Honchos' Trial Begins in Britain

Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson face phone hacking charges

(Newser) - Today marks the beginning of a phone-hacking trial centered on two former bosses at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp: Rebekah Brooks, once head of News International, and Andy Coulson, former editor of the now-shuttered News of the World. Brooks is accused of hacking mobile phone messages, paying off public officials,...

UK: We've Got Hundreds of New Phone-Hacking Victims

As British pols unveil Leveson inquiry

(Newser) - A lawyer for victims of phone hacking by the News of the World says a new conspiracy uncovered by British investigators has hundreds of potential victims. Hugh Tomlinson made the announcement today at Britain's High Court during legal arguments related to lawsuits against News of the World publisher News...

Top Murdoch Honcho Quits as News Corp Split Looms

Rebekah Brooks' replacement to 'pursue outside opportunities'

(Newser) - One of Rupert Murdoch's main media henchmen has stepped down after just 16 months at the helm of News International, the Telegraph reports. Tom Mockridge, who took over News Corp's scandal-hit British newspaper business from Rebekah Brooks last summer, is leaving to "pursue outside opportunities," the...

UK Report Blasts Murdoch, Press for Wreaking 'Havoc'

Leveson report being watched with keen interest domestically

(Newser) - Lord Justice Brian Leveson's long-awaited report on the various scandals surrounding News of the World and other British tabloids finally hit today, and it absolutely savages Rupert Murdoch's newspapers and the British press in general. The press, Leveson writes, has "wreaked havoc in the lives of innocent...

Cameron Denies 'Conspiracy' With Murdoch

Despite Rebekah Brooks text messages like, 'Yes he Cam!"

(Newser) - David Cameron testified at an inquiry into News Corp's phone hacking shenanigans today, repeatedly insisting that there was no "conspiracy" between his government and Rupert Murdoch's publications, the Telegraph reports. The assertion came despite the revelation that disgraced News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks had sent...

Blair Heckled at Media Ethics Inquiry

Shouted 'this man should be arrested for war crimes'

(Newser) - Former British PM Tony Blair is getting grilled today at the Leveson Inquiry about his ties to Rupert Murdoch while he was leading the country, reports Sky News . And thus far, the most dramatic moment comes compliments of a heckler, who managed to get through a secure corridor and into...

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