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Sky ruled OK to hold broadcast licence without Murdoch at helm

Communications regulator Ofcom today ruled that Sky - which is nearly 40 per cent owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp - IS fit and proper to hold a TV broadcast licence. However Murdoch's son James - formerly chairman of BSkyB and still involved in running the family empire - was savaged by the watchdog, which questioned his …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Sep 2012
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Jeremy Hunt 'sympathetic' to Murdoch's BSkyB bid

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt fought for his political career this morning during questioning at the Leveson Inquiry over his handling of News Corp's failed BSkyB takeover. The beleaguered minister told the inquiry's Robert Jay QC that, while he was not a "cheerleader" for Rupert Murdoch's multinational media empire, he was " …
Kelly Fiveash, 31 May 2012
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Murdoch junior admits to a culture of 'cavalier risk' at NotW

James Murdoch – unlike his father Rupert – told the Leveson inquiry into press ethics this morning that he only read News International's now-defunct Sunday paper, News of the World, "from time to time". Ex-News International chairman Murdoch junior, who appeared to give his testimony at the Royal Courts of Justice in London …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Apr 2012
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James Murdoch QUITS BSkyB chairmanship

BSkyB chairman James Murdoch is reportedly stepping down from his role. The company declined to comment on the news story that was "broken" by Sky News, an organisation owned by BSkyB. According to that report James Murdoch - the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch - will quit the chairman role this afternoon. His decision to …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Apr 2012
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Phone-hack scandal: News Int'l settles with 7 more claimants

News International has paid hundreds of thousands of pounds in seven civil lawsuits to individuals who allegedly had their voicemails intercepted by individuals working at the now-defunct News of the World. It said in a statement to The Register: “News International can confirm that seven claims against News Group Newspapers ( …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Dec 2011
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Murdoch junior QUITS board of Sun publisher

James Murdoch has sensationally resigned from News Group Newspapers' board of directors, thereby seemingly turning his back on News International's remaining British publications: The Sun, The Times and the Sunday Times. A filing at Companies House, first spotted by the Evening Standard, revealed that Murdoch quietly resigned …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Nov 2011
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Murdoch blames other NI execs for phone-hacking scandal

James Murdoch has once again defended himself against allegations that he knew in 2008 that phone-hacking was more widespread than one "rogue reporter" at the company's now-closed Sunday tabloid News of the World. The News International chairman told MPs today that he was given "sufficient information" at a 30-minute meeting …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Nov 2011
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Murdoch to reappear before MPs in phone-hack case

MPs are expected to grill James Murdoch for a second time, but no date has been set by the media, culture and sports committee yet. The News International chairman, son of News Corp mogul Rupert Murdoch, will be asked in to Parliament again only after the MPs Tom Watson, Louise Mensch and their committee colleagues have heard …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Sep 2011
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Everyone knew NoTW 'rogue reporter' bit was untrue

James Murdoch was made aware in 2008 that alleged phone-hacking practices at the News of the World went beyond "one rogue reporter", the former legal manager of News Group Newspapers claimed to MPs today. Tom Crone said that an email with the subject line "For Neville" was "the first piece of evidence we'd seen that showed [ …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Sep 2011
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MPs to grill ex-NotW editor as Met cuffs another man

Scotland Yard brought the total number of arrests so far in its ongoing phone hacking allegations investigation at the now-defunct News of the World to 16 last Friday. The Met cuffed a 30-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages, contrary to the Criminal Law Act, and attempting to pervert the …
Kelly Fiveash, 5 Sep 2011
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BSkyB hands out £1bn, board backs James Murdoch

BSkyB, which is 39 per cent-owned by Rupert Murdoch's media empire News Corp, coughed up £1bn to investors today and threw its full support behind its embattled chairman James Murdoch. The company reported a 16 per cent rise in full-year revenue this morning at £6.45bn, compared with £5.7bn at the end of June 2010. Operating …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Jul 2011
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Ofcom in screeching U-turn on BSkyB, begins probe

Ofcom has reversed its decision not to wade into the News Corp and BSkyB row, following public and parliamentary pressure over phone hacking allegations swamping Rupert Murdoch's media empire. In a letter to three MPs on Friday, the communications watchdog's boss, Ed Richards, outlined a change of direction for Ofcom's …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Jul 2011
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Cameron: Murdoch son of Murdoch needs another grilling

Prime Minister David Cameron has called on News Corp chairman James Murdoch to face further questions from MPs about the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed his family media empire. The PM's comments follow Labour MP Tom Watson's formal request that police look into evidence Murdoch gave to the media select committee …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 2011
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'Wilful blindness? We've heard of it,' says Murdoch

A "humbled" Rupert Murdoch appeared before a committee of MPs this afternoon as a witness on the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed the News Corp boss' media empire. The committee's chair, John Whittingdale, denied James Murdoch the opportunity to read from a written statement; the younger Murdoch is the deputy COO at his …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Jul 2011
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Murdoch man who also worked at Scotland Yard ARRESTED

A former editor of the News of the World who also worked as a PR consultant to the Metropolitan Police has been arrested. News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch have confirmed they will appear before a Parliamentary committee investigating the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed their media empire. A …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Jul 2011
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Murdochs won't talk to MPs over phone-hacking scandal

News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch has refused to appear before a committee of MPs who want to probe the media tycoon over phone-hacking allegations made against his sister company News International. But the under-fire chief said he was "fully prepared to give evidence to the forthcoming judge-led inquiry". Murdoch's son …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Jul 2011
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Murdoch, The Daily, and life without the web

News Corp doesn't get a whole lot of love on the web, nor does it seek it. Just over a year ago company chairman Rupert Murdoch described news aggregation as "almost wholesale misappropriation of our stories… it's theft", and shortly afterwards the paywalls went up at the Times and Sunday Times. Web readership plummeted, …
John Lettice, 2 Feb 2011

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