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Phone Hacking

# phone-hacking - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

From Business ETC James Murdoch steps down as executive chair of News International Stepping Down

James Murdoch steps down as executive chair of News International

The son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch had been under considerable pressure over the ongoing phone hacking scandal.

# phone-hacking - Monday 27 February, 2012

The Sun had a ‘culture of illegal payments to sources’ says police chief

The senior police officer leading the phone hacking probe gave evidence to the Leveson inquiry into media ethics today.

Charlotte Church ‘sickened and disgusted’ by actions uncovered in phone hacking case

The singer has settled her case against publishers of the now-defunct News of the World for £600k and a public apology.

# phone-hacking - Sunday 26 February, 2012

From Business ETC Sun on Sunday goes on sale in Britain and Ireland Sun On Sunday

Sun on Sunday goes on sale in Britain and Ireland

The paper has launched a Sunday edition less than year after News International shut down its Sunday tabloid, the News of The World.

# phone-hacking - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Cherie Blair to sue News Corporation over phone hacking

The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is taking legal action against the former publisher of the News of The World newspaper.

# phone-hacking - Thursday 9 February, 2012

‘Sorry’ messages from Paul McCartney were hacked, says Heather Mills

McCartney’s ex-wife told the Leveson inquiry that a reporter had details of the ex-Beatle’s calls begging her for forgiveness.

# phone-hacking - Monday 23 January, 2012

From Business ETC British MP claims ‘Sunday Sun’ to launch in April Sunday Sun

British MP claims ‘Sunday Sun’ to launch in April

Labour MP Tom Watson has made the claim today. News International has declined to comment.

# phone-hacking - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Piers Morgan denies presiding over phone hacking at Daily Mirror

Morgan said he was only aware of “about five per cent” of what his reporters were doing while he was editor.

# phone-hacking - Monday 12 December, 2011

Hacking: new details raise questions over Milly Dowler hacking story

The judge heading the inquiry into media ethics in the UK has called for clarification of the matter as the long running phone hacking saga took another twist today.

# phone-hacking - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

From Business ETC 18th person arrested over UK phone hacking Hacking

18th person arrested over UK phone hacking

A 41-year-old man was arrested this morning and is being held in south London on suspicion of conspiring to access voicemails and pervert the course of justice.

# phone-hacking - Monday 5 December, 2011

UK MP compares tabloid papers’ ethics to Auschwitz

Zac Goldsmith made the link while giving evidence to the parliamentary Leveson inquiry today.

# phone-hacking - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

UK: Woman arrested in connection with phone-hacking probe

A woman has been arrested in England as part of the investigation into phone-hacking by the press.

# phone-hacking - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Former Northern Ireland secretary’s computer ‘may be hacked by NI’

A report in the Guardian says detectives working for News International may have hacked the computers of Peter Hain and his staff.

# phone-hacking - Monday 28 November, 2011

Guido Fawkes to address Leveson inquiry on Thursday, says judge Leveson This post contains videos

Guido Fawkes to address Leveson inquiry on Thursday, says judge

At today’s hearing, Charlotte Church said media coverage destroyed her credibility, while TV presenter Anne Diamond said reporters arrived on her door within an hour of her discovering her son’s cot death.

# phone-hacking - Thursday 24 November, 2011

“They have no human feeling at all”: Max Mosley speaks at Leveson inquiry Leveson This post contains videos

“They have no human feeling at all”: Max Mosley speaks at Leveson inquiry

Sienna Miller spoke today of being chased by a dozen photographers down dark streets, while JK Rowling described trying to protect her children from press intrusion.

# phone-hacking - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

McCanns say newspapers ‘made up’ stories about Madeleine

The Leveson Inquiry has been hearing evidence for a third day from people whose lives were affected by the UK press.

James Murdoch resigns from the boards of Times and Sun

Rupert Murdoch’s son has stepped down from the boards of News Group Newspapers Limited and Times Newspapers Limited.

# phone-hacking - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Leveson day two: Steve Coogan claims News of the World writer ‘tricked’ him on affair

The Leveson inquiry today also heard evidence from a former advisor to supermodel Elle Macpherson and the parents of a boy who say he took his life after upsetting media coverage of his sister’s death.

# phone-hacking - Monday 21 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Hugh Grant names new publication in phone hacking inquiry Leveson This post contains images

Hugh Grant names new publication in phone hacking inquiry

Meanwhile, Twitter commentary on today’s hearings were distracted for a time by a #womanontheleft…

Dowlers believed murdered daughter Milly was still alive after phone hacking Leveson This post contains videos

Dowlers believed murdered daughter Milly was still alive after phone hacking

The mother of the murdered teenager told the Leveson Inquiry today that she believed it was her daughter who had been deleting voice messages from her phone.

# phone-hacking - Sunday 20 November, 2011

From Business ETC Celebrities to testify at UK phone hacking inquiry Hacking

Celebrities to testify at UK phone hacking inquiry

Public figures including Hugh Grant, JK Rowling and Sienna Miller are to appear alongside other alleged phone hacking victims including Madeleine McCann’s father.

# phone-hacking - Sunday 6 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

# phone-hacking - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Hacking: documents put pressure on James Murdoch

News International’s James Murdoch will face more questions from MPs next Thursday.

# phone-hacking - Friday 21 October, 2011

Murdoch to pay £2 million to Dowler family

News International has agreed to pay £2 million pounds to the family of the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, and to donate a further £1 million to charities chosen by the family.

From Business ETC Murdoch family to come under pressure at News Corp AGM News Corp

Murdoch family to come under pressure at News Corp AGM

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and sons will likely face the ire of shareholders angry over the company’s association with the phone hacking scandal in the UK.

# phone-hacking - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

James Murdoch faces more questions amid new hacking saga developments

Murdoch junior must answer more questions from MPs, it has emerged, on another day of new developments in the phone hacking saga that has rocked the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporation.

# phone-hacking - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Former executives challenge Murdochs’ testimony

Four former News International executives have given testimony to the British Parliament’s media committee today that contradicts the Murdochs’ version of events in relation to the phone hacking scandal.

# phone-hacking - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

News International puts other UK papers under review

Journalistic standards across News International’s titles are being reviewed in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal.

# phone-hacking - Friday 19 August, 2011

Scotland Yard detective arrested over phone hacking inquiry

Meanwhile, the second person arrested today is reported to have worked for the News of the World.

# phone-hacking - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday The Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In your fix today: Plans for a Eurozone ‘financial government’, urgent medical advice from the Irish Heart Foundation, and the best presentation you’ve ever seen… on an iPod.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# phone-hacking - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

From Business ETC Twelfth person arrested over phone hacking allegations Hacking

Twelfth person arrested over phone hacking allegations

London police have arrested a 61-year-old man in connection with the ongoing investigation into the alleged hacking of phone messages.

# phone-hacking - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Book deal on phone hacking for NY Times reporters

The book will use exclusive sources and will have inside knowledge of the Murdoch empire.

# phone-hacking - Friday 5 August, 2011

Mirror group facing hacking claims

Lawyer says his clients will be filing hacking claims against the Trinity Mirror group in the coming weeks as the hacking controversy spreads to a second publication.

Paul McCartney to go to police over phone hacking

Former Beatle notes claims by ex-wife Heather Mills that the couple’s phone messages had been spied on. If true, it’s “a horrendous violation of privacy”, he says.

# phone-hacking - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Daily Mail publisher to review procedures following hacking scandal

Meanwhile former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan is under increasing pressure to return home from the US, in the wake of hacking allegations by Heather Mills.

# phone-hacking - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From Business ETC ComReg warns of increase in ‘corporate phone-hacking’ Hacking

ComReg warns of increase in ‘corporate phone-hacking’

Instances of hacking into a company’s switchboard, and then using their phone lines to make calls, are up in 2011.

# phone-hacking - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

‘Jonnie Marbles’ jailed over Murdoch attack

The comedian attacked 80-year-old Rupert Murdoch with a shaving-foam pie during a House of Commons committee meeting.