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  1. Murdoch fallout tests press freedom

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... right, press freedom, comes into question. That has been the case with the lambasting of Rupert Murdoch by British lawmakers, whose damning report of a long-running phone-hacking scandal has found him unfit to lead his international media empire. Inevitably, their conclusion has been accompanied by calls for greater media accountability. Murdoch is a controversial figure, not so ...

  2. What lessons from Murdoch saga can be drawn in HK?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... news but there are distinct echoes of the Murdoch-style dominance of the media, which is causing such concern in Britain. We shall put aside the fact that Rupert Murdoch's company used ... to influence how the news is covered. In Britain, the Murdoch newspaper scandal has produced great interest in the number of times that Rupert Murdoch and his senior executives were invited ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been the centerpiece of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's European ambitions. BSkyB's board will meet for the first time since the outcry over phone hacking forced Murdoch's News Corp to drop its bid to buy the 61 per cent of BSkyB shares it does not own. The future of BSkyB's broadcasting licence and the fate of its chairman, Murdoch's son James (pictured), were ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, on media magnate Rupert Murdoch The general public should feel the person they elected is not bad Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau ...

  5. Wwho said it?

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, on media magnate Rupert Murdoch The general public should feel the person they elected is not bad Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau ...

  6. A bad week for...

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... David Cameron The British prime minister is facing the worst crisis of his leadership as the phone-hacking scandal spreads outside Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Struggling to defuse a row over his relations with News Corp, Cameron was forced on the defensive in an emergency parliamentary debate on Wednesday. He appeared to have shored up his authority among Conservative ...

  7. Western publications not immune to partisan politics

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... enormous influence among British readers, Rupert Murdoch-owned The Sun demonstrated the power newspapers hold over voters. Following the victory of the Conservative Party in the 1992 general ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffles his coalition cabinet

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Cameron promoted culture minister Jeremy Hunt, who has battled calls to resign over his closeness to Rupert Murdoch's media empire, to the health ministry. Addressing one of the pressing ... clung on to his job in April despite claims his office leaked confidential information to Murdoch's News Corp over its attempt to take full control of British pay-television giant BSkyB. ...

  9. Raising a few eyebrows

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw In other news... Once again, it seems like the Murdochs are in a bit of a pickle. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has finally caught the Twitter bug. He started his own account on the last day ... the tweet. One of the people to reply to the tweet was his wife, Wendi Deng, or so it seemed. Like Murdoch's, Deng's account had been verified by Twitter. However, it was revealed later ...

  10. A good week for...

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank McCourt The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers sold his bankrupt team for US$2.3 billion after a wild bidding process to a group that includes former Lakers NBA star Magic Johnson. In 2004, McCourt paid US$430 million to buy the team, the Dodger Stadium and 100 hectares of land from the Fox division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. That left the team with about US$50 ...




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