The Murdoch Media Scandal
By Thomas Scripps, 31 December 2016
Less than six years after the phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World, the media oligarch Rupert Murdoch and his Fox corporation are set to take over UK TV company Sky.
By Robert Stevens, 18 December 2015
Over the last four years, every effort was made to ensure that Murdoch and his flunkeys would escape justice.
By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015
Brooks resumes control at News UK just a year after a trial revealing heinous crimes carried out under her leadership at Murdoch’s British operations.
By Robert Stevens, 27 June 2014
Despite the end of this week’s trial, the News of the World hacking scandal is far from over and still poses a significant threat to Britain’s ruling elite.
By Julie Hyland, 24 February 2014
Tony Blair offered to help the Murdoch media empire just a week after the News of the World was forced to close for being involved in criminality on an “industrial scale.”
By Dave Hyland, 1 February 2014
A two-part review of Murdoch’s Politics—How one man’s thirst for wealth and power shapes our world, David McKnight, Pluto Press.
By Robert Stevens, 8 November 2013
The prosecution explained that Rebekah Brooks attempted to conceal evidence of criminality by deleting email records and destroying her own journalistic notebooks.
By Robert Stevens, 4 November 2013
Defendants and former editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are close to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Sun newspaper deputy editor charged, Trinity Mirror journalists arrested
By Dave Hyland, 22 March 2013
As more details of criminal activity by the Rupert Murdoch-owned News International emerge, further arrests of senior journalists are made at Mirror Group Newspapers.
By Dave Hyland, 21 February 2013
Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to distance himself from the illegal phone-hacking scandal engulfing his media empire has suffered a serious setback.
By Dave Hyland, 23 January 2013
The fallout from the investigation ignited by phone-hacking and other illegal activities at Rupert Murdoch’s News International continues.
By Julie Hyland, 6 December 2012
The Leveson report on British press standards is a cover-up of the criminality in the political and media establishment and the police that underlies the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal.
By Robert Stevens, 1 December 2012
The Leveson inquiry meant to address the criminal practices of the Murdoch media empire has instead produced a cover-up of epic proportions.
By Robert Stevens, 25 July 2012
Former editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, both closely tied to Prime Minister David Cameron, are among eight people facing criminal prosecution for their involvement in the Murdoch phone hacking scandal.
By Dave Hyland, 14 July 2012
A public fallout between Rupert Murdoch and the best-known of his past editors dominated the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics, culture and practices of the British media.
By Dave Hyland, 9 July 2012
There were further arrests this week in connection to the illegal payments and phone hacking scandal that has rocked the British political establishment.
By Dave Hyland and Julie Hyland, 30 June 2012
The Leveson Inquiry, established in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, was hit last week by a row over political interference.
By Mike Head, 21 June 2012
News Ltd yesterday unveiled a sweeping re-organisation, shifting its axis away from newspapers to pay-TV and digital publishing.
By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2012
The Leveson Inquiry into press standards descended into farce this week, with the appearance of Prime Minister David Cameron.
By Dave Hyland, 4 June 2012
Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former Director of Communications, was taken from his London home on the morning of May 30 in a dawn raid and driven over 350 miles to a police station in Glasgow, Scotland.
By Julie Hyland, 30 May 2012
Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair’s appearance before the Leveson inquiry highlights the fraudulent character of the official investigation into press ethics.
By A review by Dave Hyland, 25 May 2012
Labour MP Tom Watson and Independent journalist Martin Hickman throw some light on the way in which politicians in the UK have bowed down before Rupert Murdoch’s wealth and power, as well detailing the incestuous relationship between his newspapers and a corrupt police force.
By Robert Stevens, 21 May 2012
The charging of former editor Rebekah Brooks with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in the police investigation into the News of the World phone hacking scandal has overshadowed revealing testimony given at the Leveson inquiry into press ethics.
By Chris Marsden, 16 May 2012
Former editor Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charlie, are two of six people charged yesterday in connection with the Murdoch-News International phone hacking scandal.
By Steve James, 8 May 2012
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has emerged as one of the most compromised acolytes of Rupert Murdoch and his media empire.
By Chris Marsden, 4 May 2012
The report by the Commons culture, media and sport select committee opens up a new stage in the crisis raging at News International and its global parent, News Corp.
By Julie Hyland, 28 April 2012
Rupert Murdoch’s two days of testimony before the Leveson Inquiry into press standards was all the more extraordinary because it was made under oath.
By Julie Hyland, 26 April 2012
Testimony by James Murdoch has led to the resignation of one ministerial adviser and forced Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to defend himself in parliament against allegations of collusion with News Corporation.
By Dave Hyland, 7 April 2012
The Leveson Inquiry into the Ethics, Culture and Practices of the British press has opened up a Pandora’s Box of criminality surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, with a trail leading back to Number 10 Downing Street.
By Patrick O’Connor, 2 April 2012
The pay TV piracy allegations are potentially even more damaging to News Corporation than the News of the World phone hacking affair.
By Dave Hyland, 27 March 2012
The private papers of the former prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, have been opened to the public.
By Dave Hyland, 16 March 2012
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
By Steve James, 10 March 2012
The first Scottish edition of Murdoch’s Sun ran a statement approved by the Scottish Nationalist Party announcing a preferred date for an independence referendum.
By Dave Hyland, 3 March 2012
The Leveson Inquiry into the practices and ethics of the British press reconvened this week to hear a second tranche of evidence detailing illegal activities by Rupert Murdoch’s News International publications.
By Dave Hyland, 18 February 2012
News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch addressed his UK staff yesterday, pledging to launch a Sunday edition of his daily tabloid, the Sun.
By Richard Phillips, 5 December 2011
The allegations call into question the claims by the Murdoch corporation that the illegal use of phone hacking by News of the World in Britain was an aberration in its otherwise high ethical standards.
By Robert Stevens, 23 November 2011
The first week of the inquiry by Judge Lord Leveson into the “culture, practices and ethics” of the UK media revealed further evidence pointing to the massive extent of phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s News International.
By Julie Hyland, 11 November 2011
James Murdoch’s second appearance before the parliamentary committee investigating the phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World continued efforts to cover over widespread corporate criminality.
By Robert Stevens, 30 September 2011
Fresh evidence has emerged on the criminality surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid and its relations with London’s Metropolitan Police.
By Robert Stevens, 23 September 2011
On Tuesday, citing procedural irregularities, the Met dropped its attempt to force the Guardian to hand over its sources for stories exposing phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World.
By Robert Stevens, 19 September 2011
News Corp executive James Murdoch is to be recalled to answer more questions before the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
By Robert Stevens, 10 September 2011
The now-defunct News of the World legal manager Tom Crone told Members of Parliament that News International/News Corp. executive James Murdoch had not told the truth about an e-mail indicating phone hacking at the paper involved more than one reporter.
By Stephen Alexander, 20 August 2011
Explosive new evidence has surfaced in the News of the World phone hacking exposing as fraudulent the single “rogue” reporter line of defence pursued by News International, the UK arm of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.
By Julie Hyland, 10 August 2011
Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond was forced last week to publish details of his contact with Rupert Murdoch and executives from News International, the UK division of News Corporation.
By Robert Stevens, 30 July 2011
On Friday, members of Parliament’s Commons Culture Select Committee voted against recalling News Corporation Chairman James Murdoch to give more evidence on phone hacking and police corruption.
By Susan Garth, 26 July 2011
Two former News of the World executives have challenged the evidence that James Murdoch gave to a House of Commons select committee last week.
Former Cameron aide and News of the World editor investigated for perjury in trial of SSP leader
By Steve James, 25 July 2011
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is under investigation by Strathclyde Police into “allegations that witnesses gave perjured evidence in the trial of Tommy Sheridan and into alleged breaches of data protection and phone hacking,” Chief Constable George Hamilton has confirmed.
By Patrick O’Connor, 23 July 2011
Murdoch is attempting to secure permission to take over rival pay-television network Austar, and is pressuring the Labor government to approve its bid for control of the publicly-funded Australian Network that airs in Asia and the South Pacific.
By Robert Stevens, 23 July 2011
The Independent published an article Wednesday dismissing any notion that the death of Murdoch whistleblower Sean Hoare was suspicious.
By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 22 July 2011
In recent days, the British public has been told that parliament has reasserted authority over Rupert Murdoch’s media empire and called the multibillionaire to order.
By Robert Stevens, 21 July 2011
British Labour gives Cameron kid gloves treatment over Murdoch scandal
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 20 July 2011
The appearance of Rupert and James Murdoch before the British Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee was a piece of well-choreographed political theatre.
By Chris Marsden, 20 July 2011
When the former News of the World reporter Sean Hoare was found dead Monday at his home in Watford, north of London, the immediate response of the Hertfordshire police was to issue a public statement declaring his death to be “unexplained but not thought to be suspicious.”
By Julie Hyland, 19 July 2011
The political crisis surrounding the News of the World phone hacking scandal is now threatening the position of Prime Minister David Cameron.
By Dave Hyland, 19 July 2011
The explosive divisions that have erupted within ruling circles surrounding the News of the World phone hacking scandal and the events leading to its exposure have from the start been fuelled by economic rivalries.
Murdoch scandal spreads
By Chris Marsden, 18 July 2011
Britain’s senior police officer, Sir Paul Stephenson, was forced to resign following the exposure of corrupt relations between Rupert Murdoch’s media empire and the London Metropolitan Police.
By Chris Marsden, 18 July 2011
On Sunday, Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive, became the tenth person to be arrested in connection with the News of the World phone hacking and police corruption scandal.
By Chris Marsden, 16 July 2011
The resignation of Rebekah Brooks is only the latest indication of an ever-widening crisis facing Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, News Corp.
By Kate Randall, 15 July 2011
The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. tried to obtain phone records of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
By Julie Hyland, 14 July 2011
Two weeks into the latest stage of the scandal over phone hacking and other illegal activities by Rupert Murdoch’s News International group in Britain, revelations continue to pour out, each more damaging than the last.
By David Walsh, 14 July 2011
The New York Times published a column July 11 that portrays media mogul Rupert Murdoch as “alive and vigorous and noisy and relevant” and a “visionary” who shows “risk-taking determination.”
By Chris Marsden, 13 July 2011
New revelations have emerged that former prime minister and chancellor Gordon Brown was targeted by private investigators working for Rupert Murdoch’s Sun and Sunday Times newspapers.
By Chris Marsden, 11 July 2011
The ongoing exposure of systematic hacking of thousands of phones and computers by employees of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World lifts the lid on the rampant criminality of the corporate and political elite.
By Julie Hyland, 9 July 2011
Andy Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former director of communications and a former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, was arrested yesterday and questioned over phone hacking and bribes paid to police officers.
By Paul Bond, 7 July 2011
The disclosure that an investigator working for the News of the World may have hacked the mobile phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler has intensified the political crisis surrounding the hacking scandal.