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News of the World

Fresh hacking claims hit Murdoch paper as suspect turns informer

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.

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 7:26am

UK counter-terrorism detective guilty of leaks for cash

A former British counter-terrorism detective has been found guilty of trying to sell information about a phone hacking investigation to the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World tabloid.

11 Jan 2013 - 4:34am

Leveson: regulate bloggers and Twitter users as well as newspapers

The man who led the inquiry into Britain's phone-hacking scandal warned that bloggers and tweeters should be subject to the same laws as traditional media outlets, to prevent a decline in standards of journalism.

14 Dec 2012 - 5:02am

Leveson's proposal raises issues of press freedom and responsibility

The phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid in London made headlines around the globe. Now, Lord Justice Leveson's proposal for an independent media regulator, backed by new laws, has ramifications for freedom of speech and information that also go well beyond Britain's borders.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:41am 1 comment

Inquiry demands new UK press law

A major inquiry called yesterday for new laws to underpin a tougher watchdog for Britain's "outrageous" newspapers in a verdict that sets up Prime Minister David Cameron for a bruising political battle.

30 Nov 2012 - 4:29am

Talking points

Thai 'red shirts' face trial

29 Nov 2012 - 2:52am 2 comments

Talking points

Australia's ex-premier Rudd visits HK

26 Sep 2012 - 2:19am

A good week for ...

Bishop John Tong Hon

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

The fire was just coming towards me and I was running as fast as I could to escape. We ran up to the top of a nearby cliff

Racing the Planet's Mary Gadams on Friday's fire

In light of the current controversy surrounding News of the World, I have declined the bonus

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Justice denied

After a quarter of a century fighting for justice, Alastair Morgan's nerves are frayed.

His eyes quiver as adrenaline pumps through his body and a palpable fear that he is about to explode stalks the room and lurks behind the television set, the source of his rising exasperation.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Hacking by journalists unacceptable

Recently, it was revealed that reporters working for the British tabloid The News of the World had hacked into the phone of a young murder victim.

Such practices are malicious and cannot be tolerated. The reporters' conduct made the girl's parents feel bad. It also violated their rights. In some cases, such hacking can endanger people's lives.

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

There's little to stop phone-hacking in HK

The phone-hacking exploits of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World have caused global outrage, but in Hong Kong the practice falls into a legal grey area.

In the past month, the 168-year-old British tabloid has been shut, its former editors arrested and owner Murdoch dragged in front of a parliamentary committee for questioning.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Pulling the plug on Murdoch

Readers of this newspaper may feel fortunate that Rupert Murdoch owned it only briefly before selling it to its current proprietor. But the ways of the Murdoch media are very relevant to any discussion of the role of the press in open, capitalist and democratic societies.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

As callous as it was unlawful

The demise of Britain's muck-raking tabloid newspaper, the News of the World, over a mobile-phone-hacking scandal is part of a tsunami that now looms as the biggest threat the paper's owner, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has faced in a tumultuous career.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Rupert Murdoch

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am