Rupert Murdoch is an Australian American media mogul and founder of global media holding company News Corporation. Owner of British tabloid The Sun and broadsheet The Times, Murdoch's News Corp went on to acquire Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins, The Wall Street Journal and BSkyB. In July 2011 Murdoch faced allegations that his companies, including the News of the World, had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty and public citizens. He faced police and government investigations into bribery and corruption by the British government and FBI investigations in the US. On 21 July 2012, Murdoch resigned as a director of News International.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has agreed to buy Move, a US property website business, for US$950 million in a bet on the recovery in the world's biggest housing market.Thursday, 2 October, 2014, 2:58am
The publisher of the British newspapers the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror has agreed to pay compensation to 10 victims of alleged phone hacking by its papers.26 Sep 2014 - 4:28am
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has visited Scotland - praising the country of five million people for being alive with debate before the independence vote that could break apart the United Kingdom.15 Sep 2014 - 4:55am
When Elisabeth Murdoch celebrated her 40th birthday in the summer of 2008, Rebekah Brooks produced a 32-page souvenir edition of tabloid newspaper The Sun for the guests at her party.29 Jun 2014 - 5:54am
The acquittal of Rupert Murdoch's protegee over phone hacking at his News of the World tabloid is a relief for the 83-year-old tycoon and his businesses, although his 40-year spell over British politics is probably still broken for good.25 Jun 2014 - 4:49am
Former Rupert Murdoch confidante Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges, while British Prime Minister David Cameron's one-time media chief Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking in a dramatic end to the News of the World trial.25 Jun 2014 - 2:56am 3 comments
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper business, exchanged banter with rival editor Piers Morgan at a dinner party in 2003 about hacking each others’ phone messages, a court heard on Thursday.12 Dec 2013 - 5:22pm
Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his soon-to-be-ex-wife said they were parting with "mutual respect" yesterday after telling a judge they had reached a divorce deal.21 Nov 2013 - 3:13am 4 comments
Rupert Murdoch still sees himself as an anti-establishment outsider, even after building the most powerful media empire on the planet, a new book says.
Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires by David Folkenflik says the Australian-born US magnate remains distrustful of governments following his long history of battling regulators in several countries.23 Oct 2013 - 10:02pm
Media baron Rupert Murdoch yesterday threw his personal support firmly behind the conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott ahead of Australia's election, saying Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was "all over the place".21 Aug 2013 - 2:37am
London police are actively investigating Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper business for possible criminal violations over allegations of phone-hacking and illegal payments to public officials by its journalists, a source familiar with the matter said.
Murdoch’s News Corp said it was aware of the police inquiry but gave no further details.17 Aug 2013 - 3:30pm
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday launched into the first day of Australia's election campaign faced with a poll showing his personal support has slumped and the Murdoch press urging voters to "kick this mob out".6 Aug 2013 - 3:43am
The wife of News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Murdoch, has switched lawyers in a move signaling that their divorce proceedings could take an acrimonious turn, the New York Times reported on Monday.
Murdoch, 82, filed for divorce in June. He married the former Wendi Deng, 44, in 1999 in his third and her second marriage. They have two young daughters.30 Jul 2013 - 4:02pm
British lawmakers said they would recall media mogul Rupert Murdoch to clarify evidence he gave last year after he was secretly recorded belittling a police inquiry into alleged crimes committed by journalists on his papers.10 Jul 2013 - 3:42am
Rupert Murdoch has vowed to hit back at what he feels is a persecution of his British tabloid titles over phone hacking and bribery of public officials, criticising the police treatment of former top lieutenant Rebekah Brooks.5 Jul 2013 - 3:15am