Former British tabloid reporter sentenced for phone hacking

2014-07-24 17:00

A former British tabloid reporter has been given a 10-month suspended prison sentence for his role in the phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

UK newspapers try to block new press watchdog

2013-10-30 14:56

British newspaper and magazine publishers have sought a last-minute court injunction to stop a mechanism backed by politicians to regulate the press from being approved.

UK police probe phone-hacking at news publisher

2013-09-12 15:02

The publisher of Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper says that it is being investigated for alleged phone-hacking by former staff.

Angie's stunt double opens lawsuit gate

2013-06-26 20:22

The lawyer for Angelina Jolie's stuntwoman, who is suing Rupert Murdoch's News Corp over alleged phone hacking, has said more claims are being looked into.

Cameron's ex-aid denies phone hacking

2013-06-06 13:02

The former spokesperson of British Prime Minister David Cameron has denied charges relating to illegal journalism practices when he was a newspaper editor.

Bodyguard charged in phone-hacking probe

2013-05-03 20:24

A security guard for former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is to be charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice, England's state prosecutors say.

3 charged in UK over royal stories

2013-04-24 21:11

British prosecutors have charged The Sun tabloid's royal editor and two former staff at the military academy where Princes William and Harry trained, over the sale of stories for thousands of pounds.

UK press to 'scrutinise' new regulations

2013-03-19 12:16

Britain's newspapers have vowed to closely scrutinise a deal struck by the main political parties for a tough new press regulator, which they warned threatens 318 years of press freedom.

UK police arrest 6 in new hacking probe

2013-02-14 19:52

British police have arrested six former News of the World journalists in a new probe into alleged phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's now-closed tabloid, Scotland Yard said.

JK Rowling 'dismayed' at Cameron response

2012-12-01 11:46

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has expressed "alarm and dismay" at Prime Minister David Cameron's response to the Levenson report.

Call for independent UK press regulator

2012-11-29 16:02

A senior British judge says the country needs a new, independent media regulator to eliminate a subculture of unethical behaviour that infected segments of the country's press.

London mayor hails British press freedom

2012-11-26 14:04

Britain would be moving in the opposite direction to many countries if it introduced tougher regulation of the media, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said during a visit to India.

UK top cop offered secrets to tabloid

2012-10-01 22:23

The UK hacking scandal's chief suspects were being offered the inside track from the police force that would eventually arrest them.

Brooks in court over phone hacking

2012-09-03 13:00

Rebekah Brooks, a former Rupert Murdoch executive, has appeared in court accused of conspiring to hack the phones of a murdered schoolgirl and hundreds of other high-profile victims.

Journalist held in UK hacking probe

2012-08-29 15:00

British police have arrested a journalist on suspicion of computer hacking as part of their wider investigation into alleged breaches of privacy.

Journalist, policeman held in UK hacking

2012-08-07 15:38

British police have arrested a journalist and a policeman for alleged corruption as a result of information provided by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, says Scotland Yard.

Phone hacking: Cameron ex-aide charged

2012-07-24 14:03

British prosecutors have charged Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief Andy Coulson and former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks with phone hacking.

Ex-Murdoch aide in court

2012-06-22 18:55

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers, has appeared in court in connection with charges of covering up the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Brooks gets bail over phone hacking

2012-06-13 15:02

Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International, has appeared in court on charges of attempting to cover up evidence of tabloid phone-hacking and has been granted bail.

Brown: Murdoch tabloid undermined war

2012-06-11 17:43

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has accused a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid of personally attacking him, failing the British people and undermining the war in Afghanistan.

Lawyer: 500 hacking claims possible

2012-06-02 08:04

A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group says the company could face 500 lawsuits from victims of tabloid phone hacking - far more than have so far been filed.

Blair admits being too close to Murdoch

2012-05-28 18:11

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has told a press ethics inquiry that he got too close to Rupert Murdoch's media empire, in evidence disrupted by a protester calling him a "war criminal".

Blair to face press ethics inquiry

2012-05-25 14:00

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will testify at a press ethics inquiry set up following a phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, the inquiry says.

Ex-Murdoch editor Brooks charged

2012-05-15 13:08

British prosecutors have accused former Rupert Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks and five others of obstructing justice in the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Ex-cop held in UK phone-hacking inquiry

2012-05-03 14:13

British detectives say they have arrested a former police special operations officer as part of an investigation into phone-hacking and bribery at Rupert Murdoch's newspapers.


Phone hacking trial reveals shenanigans

2013-11-25 16:52

Rebekah Brooks, then boss of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper group, arranged to meet Andy Coulson days before he resigned as David Cameron's media chief over alleged phone-hacking.

UK phone-hacking trial starts

2013-10-28 09:09

Prime Minister David Cameron's former press chief Andy Coulson and one-time Rupert Murdoch sidekick Rebekah Brooks stand accused over the phone-hacking scandal that rocked UK media.

Murdoch calls UK police 'disgrace' on tape

2013-07-04 11:01

Media boss Rupert Murdoch has called police investigating his News International journalists a "disgrace" in a secret recording of talks with staff from the Sun newspaper.

Angelina Jolie's stunt double sues

2013-06-19 13:47

A stunt double for Angelina Jolie has sued Rupert Murdoch's News Corp in LA, claiming she's a victim of a phone hacking scheme to obtain information about the actress.

Hacking scandal: Brooks pleads not guilty

2013-06-05 14:03

Rebekah Brooks, a former executive to Rupert Murdoch and a close friend of Prime Minister David Cameron, has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal behaviour during her time at two tabloids.

UK media reject watchdog plans

2013-04-25 22:33

British newspapers have rejected government plans for a state-backed press watchdog and published their own proposal for self-regulation.

UK jails two officers for selling stories

2013-03-28 10:06

A former policeman and a prison officer have been jailed for selling information to Britain's biggest-circulation newspaper The Sun.

4 UK journalists held in hacking probe

2013-03-14 14:55

Four British journalists and former journalists have been arrested as part of an investigation into illegal phone-hacking, police say.

UK detective on trial over phone hacking

2013-01-07 22:03

A senior British counter-terrorism detective has committed a "gross breach" of public trust by trying to sell information to Rupert Murdoch's News of the World.

UK papers back opposition to press laws

2012-11-30 10:45

Britain's newspapers have praised senior judge Brian Leveson's report into media ethics but have warned its recommendation to introduce new laws could "suffocate the free press".

UK lawmakers warn against muzzling press

2012-11-28 15:00

More than 80 British lawmakers have warned against state regulation of newspapers as Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to receive a key report into the phone-hacking scandal.

Rebekah Brooks given £7m pay-off - report

2012-10-16 10:00

Former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks received a pay-off totalling more than £7m following her resignation from Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group, says a report.

UK phone-hacking trial set for 2013

2012-09-26 15:04

The first trial stemming from the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid is to begin in September 2013, a British judge has ruled.

UK police make new phone hacking arrest

2012-08-30 15:03

British police investigating computer hacking and privacy offenses have arrested a journalist at his southwest London home.

Murdoch daughter urges morality in media

2012-08-24 08:00

Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Australian-born tycoon Rupert, has urged the media to concentrate on morals as well as profit during a speech to television executives.

UK reporter held over cellphone thefts

2012-08-01 13:02

Police and News International say a 37-old-year reporter for The Sun tabloid has been arrested in an inquiry into the alleged gathering of data from stolen cellphones.

Sun newspaper journalist arrested in UK

2012-07-19 15:02

UK police investigating alleged computer hacking say they have arrested a man in London and Rupert Murdoch's News International media group says he is a journalist for The Sun tabloid.

Cameron denies deals with Murdoch empire

2012-06-14 13:04

Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed claims that his party made covert deals with Rupert Murdoch's media empire as he faces a grilling at Britain's press ethics inquiry.

Murdoch urged Major to change policy

2012-06-12 15:04

Media baron Rupert Murdoch tried to persuade former Conservative Prime Minister John Major to change his policy on Europe in return for support from his newspapers, an inquiry has heard.

Gordon Brown faces press inquiry

2012-06-11 13:00

British ex-premier Gordon Brown has faced a grilling by the press ethics inquiry sparked by the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World.

Blair: I ducked a fight with media

2012-05-29 11:31

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that he couldn't stand up to Britain's media tycoons while in power.

Blair appears at media ethics inquiry

2012-05-28 13:00

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been questioned by an inquiry into media ethics set up to deal with the fallout from the phone hacking scandal at News Corporation.

UK politicians, media had 'incestuous' ties

2012-05-16 20:08

Britain's politicians and its powerful media were uncomfortably close while Tony Blair ran the country, a former UK minister says.

Rebekah Brooks lays bare ties to UK elite

2012-05-11 13:01

Prime Minister David Cameron is among top politicians who sent sympathetic messages to Rebekah Brooks when she resigned as chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper group, she says.

UK lawmakers: Murdoch unfit to run company

2012-05-01 14:27

Rupert Murdoch showed "wilful blindness" over phone hacking at his News of the World tabloid and is unfit to run a major international company, British lawmakers have said.

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