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Murdoch hacking case

Hacking was everywhere - and it was hilarious

26 July 2011
Phone hacking was not confined to the News of the World but was widespread at other newspapers, including the Daily Mirror.

Andy Coulson is accused over Sheridan trial

26 July 2011
Andy Coulson, the prime minister’s former spin doctor, is being investigated by police for allegedly committing perjury while working for David Cameron in Downing Street.

Merlin Emmanuel: 'Murdoch is irreparably tainted'

26 July 2011
"For far too long, Rupert Murdoch has pulled the strings of our politicians, police and media.

News International: Cameron's in crisis as scandal unravels

26 July 2011
The phone hacking scandal continues to engulf the political establishment.

Murdoch's empire is skewered after grilling

19 July 2011
Rupert Murdoch squirmed on the hook as he was questioned in parliament on Tuesday.

Cameron must go! - they’re all in it together

19 July 2011
The entire establishment is drowning in a swamp of corruption and cover-ups—and Tory prime minister David Cameron is at the centre of it.

Michael Gove got cash from Murdoch

19 July 2011
News International paid Tory education secretary Michael Gove £5,000 a month for one hour a week’s work as a journalist. That’s £1,250 an hour.

Jean Charles De Menezes family hacked

19 July 2011
The family of Jean Charles De Menezes, the man killed by police on the London Underground in 2005, had their phones hacked by the Murdoch empire. Malicious lies about Jean appeared in the press.

The hacking scandal: the facts they wish you didn’t know

19 July 2011
<a href='graphics/2011/keep/policefoi.pdf'>Download documents showing News International hospitality accepted by police officers John Yates and Andy Hayman</a> 180kb PDF

Hacking issues at the Daily Mail

19 July 2011
Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre this week claimed he had never "countenanced" phone hacking at the newspaper.

The crisis ain't in the bag

19 July 2011
A bag containing a laptop and "private papers" was found in a car park close to the apartment Rebekah Brooks shares with her husband Charlie on Monday.

Did Boris Johnson help plot against News of the World journalist?

19 July 2011
London mayor Boris Johnson and fellow Etonian Darius Guppy were recorded on tape in 1990 planning to beat up a News of the World journalist.

News of the World whistleblower found dead

19 July 2011
Sean Hoare, the first named News of the World journalist to speak out about phone hacking at the paper, was found dead on Monday.

More News of the World links to the police

19 July 2011
A former Dublin-based News of the World journalist was working for Scotland Yard while employed by the paper.

Met commissioner Paul Stephenson resigns in disgrace

19 July 2011
Paul Stephenson lasted just two and a half years as Metropolitan Police Commissioner before he, like his predecessor Ian Blair, resigned in disgrace.

London meeting called on Murdoch, Cameron, police crisis

18 July 2011
What began as the "phone hacking" scandal has grown to engulf three key pillars of the establishment: the Murdoch media empire, the Metropolitan police and the Tory government.

Join protest when Murdoch appears at parliament

15 July 2011
The accelerating scandal of the police, the politcians and the press will focus on Parliament next Tuesday, 19 July, when the Murdochs and (resigned) Rebekah Brooks appear before a select committee.

Cops, MPs and the courts protected Murdoch

12 July 2011
At a drive-through McDonald’s in east London, News of the World journalists would hand over the wads of cash to police officers in return for information.

Murdoch's empire grew and grew

12 July 2011
News Corp is an enormous multinational with media and entertainment outlets across the globe.

The corrupt heart of Murdoch’s empire

12 July 2011
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s motto is "Expand or die"—and it seems to have served him well. Murdoch is one of the most powerful men in the world. His News Corporation owns newspapers, television and radio stations spanning five continents, including the disgraced News of the World in Britain.

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