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Australia PM signals changes to media reforms after outrage

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Photo: EPA

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday opened the way for “sensible” changes to proposed press reforms, after outraged media proprietors attacked them as “draconian” and “bad law”.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 2:50pm

Dow Jones Asia head fired in latest purge at News Corp unit

Dow Jones chief Lex Fenwick and Christine Brendle, who was fired.

The shake-up at Dow Jones & Company moved to Hong Kong yesterday after chief executive Lex Fenwick fired Christine Brendle, the firm's Asia-Pacific managing director and publisher at Wall Street Journal Asia.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:05am

Briefs, November 1, 2012

Investors OK takeover bid by News Corp

1 Nov 2012 - 4:48am

News Corp under pressure on dual Murdoch roles

Rupert Murdoch

News Corp chief executive Rupert Murdoch, still coping with a phone-hacking scandal that erupted at the company's British papers last year, faces renewed calls from shareholders to step down as chairman.

17 Oct 2012 - 2:59am

You're the scumbags, Murdoch tells hacked celebrities

Rupert Murdoch's comments caused outrage. Photo: AFP

Rupert Murdoch has labelled victims of phone hacking "scumbag celebrities" after they met British Prime Minister David Cameron during the Conservative party conference.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Briefs, October 12, 2012

AIA confirms it is buying ING Malaysia

AIA, the third-largest Asia-based insurer, agreed to buy ING's insurance business in Malaysia for about €1.3 billion (HK$13 billion) in its largest acquisition as a listed company. The purchase will boost the percentage of profit AIA gets from Malaysia to 13 per cent from 8 per cent. Bloomberg


7 May 2015 - 3:28pm

Elisabeth Murdoch rejects brother James' belief of profit at all costs

Elisabeth Murdoch

Elisabeth Murdoch urged the media industry to embrace morality and reject her brother James' mantra of profit at all costs, in a speech seen as an attempt to distance herself from the scandal that has tarnished her father Rupert's empire.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:52am

A bad week for ...

Rupert Murdoch

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Murdoch fallout tests press freedom

The media wear many hats, some of them seemingly trite, others essential for society's well-being. Whenever it is perceived as having failed its job, the media's most important right, press freedom, comes into question.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

British MPs report on phone hacking scandal

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

He did it for the sake of Hong Kong, not for his own interests

A spokesman for tycoon Henry Cheng Kar-shun (pictured) on her boss' change of heart in the chief executive election

A US official disciplines himself in a foreign country while our officials indulge themselves

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

My case [shows] how the government uses public security and fines to suppress people they don't like

Artist Ai Weiwei

My idea was to [make] it a good neighbour to the rest of Hong Kong, not something sticking out from the hill

Architect Frank Gehry on his first residential building in Asia

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Albert Lam Kwong-yu

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The news from a Russian perspective

A state-funded Russian news supplement begins publishing in Hong Kong today as part of Moscow's efforts to pay major newspapers around the world to carry articles it says uphold editorial independence and correct a lack of balanced reporting on the country.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Bishop John Tong Hon

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am