UK phone hacking scandal

UK closes four-year-old phone hacking investigation

A total of 12 prosecutions for offences relating to phone hacking were brought and there have been nine convictions over the past few years.

Dec 11, 2015, 21:23 PM IST

Ex-News of the World reporter charged with hacking

Police investigating the British media`s phone hacking scandal say a former News of the World journalist has been charged with hacking offenses.

Sep 04, 2013, 00:07 AM IST

UK PM in new tangle over phone hacking

Cameron said Bryant had previously made untrue claims about the saga. "Until he apologises, I`m not going to answer his questions," the prime minister said.

Oct 17, 2012, 21:56 PM IST

Will under-fire Murdoch sell UK titles?

Snowed under several enquiries and damned by lawmakers today that Rupert Murdoch is "not a fit person" to own a major international company, analysts believe that he may sell off his newspaper titles in Britain to protect his more profitable ventures across the globe.

May 01, 2012, 21:08 PM IST

We were victim of cover-up, says Murdoch

In a series of candid admissions, media baron Rupert Murdoch Thursday said there had been a "cover-up" at the News of the World on the phone-hacking issue, and regretted that he had "failed" to stop it, which amounted to a "serious blot on my reputation".

Apr 26, 2012, 18:27 PM IST

Royal editor of The Sun arrested by Scotland Yard

Duncan Larcombe, royal editor of Rupert Murdoch-owned The Sun, was on Thursday arrested along with two others in connection with Scotland Yard's inquiry into alleged illegal payments to public officials by journalists for information.

Apr 19, 2012, 17:37 PM IST

UK phone hacking: 4 journalists may face prosecution

UK is considering prosecuting 11 people including four journalists in connection with the phone-hacking scandal and other alleged misconduct by British newspapers, the country's chief prosecutor said Wednesday.

Apr 18, 2012, 19:36 PM IST

UK phone-hacking: Rebecca Brooks` PA arrested

Cheryl Carter, who served as the PA to Rebecca Brooks, was arrested by British officials probing phone-hacking by `News of the World` tabloid.

Jan 06, 2012, 18:41 PM IST

Didn't read hacking email in full: James Murdoch

As inquiries continue at various levels into the phone-hacking row, News International chairman James Murdoch on Wednesday admitted that he had received an email in 2008 that detailed phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid, but claimed he did not read it in full.

Dec 14, 2011, 15:38 PM IST

James Murdoch refuses to rule out closure of `The Sun`

James Murdoch has refused to rule out the possibility of closing down UK’s best selling tabloid, The Sun, if the phone hacking scandal spreads to it.

Nov 11, 2011, 16:10 PM IST

British PM's aide got cash from Rupert Murdoch after quitting

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp gave cash and benefits to the former editor of the News of the World tabloid when he worked for David Cameron in opposition, the BBC said on Tuesday, in a new embarrassment for the British prime minister.

Aug 23, 2011, 14:55 PM IST

James Murdoch confirmed as BSkyB chairman

James Murdoch was unanimously confirmed as chairman by BSkyB's board, winning a reprieve from a phone-hacking scandal that threatens to draw him into multiple investigations, two sources briefed on the board meeting said.

Jul 29, 2011, 00:30 AM IST

Don't have any News Int’l data, leave aside deleting it: HCL

IT major HCL Wednesday denied allegations of deleting data of its client Rupert Murdoch-led News International, which is deeply mired in UK's phone hacking scandal.

Jul 27, 2011, 19:21 PM IST

Phone hacking probe will be widened: David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday told members of the Commons that his government will widen its probe into the phone hacking scandal.

Jul 20, 2011, 19:02 PM IST

Rupert Murdoch long considered resignation: Report

Embattled media baron Rupert Murdoch was considering stepping down as CEO of News Corp for more than a year, prior to the phone-hacking scandal that rocked his empire in the UK, a media report said Tuesday.

Jul 19, 2011, 17:55 PM IST

Both Murdochs to attend UK parliament hearing

Rupert and James Murdoch will attend a British parliamentary hearing next Tuesday looking into criminality at one of their newspapers, News Corp said on Thursday, after initially turning down the request.

Jul 14, 2011, 19:09 PM IST

British parliament to vote against Murdoch deal

Summoning a degree of national unity rarely seen outside times of war, Britain's parliament will tell Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday to drop an expansion plan for his media empire while police probe possible crimes by his journalists.

Jul 13, 2011, 17:40 PM IST

British government moves to halt Murdoch Sky bid

The British government joined efforts to block Rupert Murdoch's bid for broadcaster BSkyB on Tuesday, dashing his hopes of a rapid expansion in television as the scandal over phone-hacking by one of his newspapers widened.

Jul 12, 2011, 23:44 PM IST

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