News International phone hacking scandal

Angelina Jolie stunt double files first US lawsuit over UK phone hacking scandal

News Corp's legal woes in the British phone hacking scandal have spread across the Atlantic, with a lawsuit filed in a US court alleging invasion of privacy of Angelina Jolie's stunt double. Photo: AFP

Media giant News Corp has suffered a setback in its battle to contain the fallout from the British press phone hacking scandal, with the revelation of the first known US lawsuit.

Wednesday, 19 June, 2013, 1:53am 1 comment

Fresh hacking claims hit Murdoch paper as suspect turns informer

Rupert Murdoch. Photo: Reuters

Detectives are examining an estimated 600 fresh allegations of phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's now closed News of the World on the back of fresh evidence obtained by the London Metropolitan police from a suspect who turned informer.

17 Mar 2013 - 7:26am

British police arrest six in new News of the World hacking probe

Two of the former News of the World journalists arrested on Wednesday now work at the daily tabloid The Sun, according to an internal memo by the chief executive of News International. Photo: Reuters

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

13 Feb 2013 - 10:57pm

British press needs independent regulator, says Leveson inquiry

Lord Justice Brian Leveson  poses for photographers as he delivers his report 'Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press' in London on Thursday. Photo: AP

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

29 Nov 2012 - 9:48pm

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks charged with bribery conspiracies

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks

Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information - the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Coulson, Brooks face bribery charges amid UK press scandal

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks. Photo: AFP

British prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge the prime minister’s former spokesman Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief Rebekah Brooks with making illegal payments to public officials.

20 Nov 2012 - 8:36pm

More texts reveal close ties between Rebekah Brooks and David Cameron

David Cameron and Rebekah Brooks

Two more cosy text messages between British Prime Minister David Cameron and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks emerged yesterday, with Cameron commenting on riding one of her horses.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Phone-hacking victims file lawsuits against Daily Mirror

Piers Morgan was editor of the Daily Mirror. Photo: Reuters

Four alleged phone-hacking victims have filed lawsuits against the publisher of Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, a tabloid once edited by CNN presenter Piers Morgan, a prominent lawyer said.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:31am

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

Brooks got HK$87m pay-off when she quit Murdoch's empire amid phone-hacking claims

Rebekah Brooks. Photo: AFP

Former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks was handed a pay-off totalling more than £7 million (HK$87 million) after she resigned as head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group last year, the Financial Times reported yesterday.

17 Oct 2012 - 5:02am

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

Dates set for trials in British tabloid phone-hacking scandal

Former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson will go on trial for phone-hacking in September next year, leaving the scandal hanging over British Prime Minister David Cameron for another year.

27 Sep 2012 - 4:32am

Briefs, September 27, 2012

Jerry Brown arrives at Google in a driverless car to sign the bill.

UK judge sets date for phone hacking trial

27 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

Ofcom clears BSkyB, part-owned by News Corp, but slams James Murdoch

James Murdoch's conduct was deemed to be "ill-judged".

British Sky Broadcasting Group gained approval to keep its broadcast licence, a regulator ruled, while criticising board member James Murdoch's reaction to phone-hacking revelations at News Corporation, which owns 39 per cent of the pay-television operator.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:31am