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Crikey Clarifier: Coulson knew, so why is Brooks not guilty?

Coulson was found guilty of conspiracy to commit phone-hacking, but the evidence wasn’t there to convict his more powerful predecessor.

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Media briefs: carbon copy … Murdoch’s win … Sawyer signs off …

Only one major daily in Australia had no mention of Clive Palmer’s climate change bombshell on its front page this morning. Guess which one? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Rundle: Brooks sheds the devil’s mark, does Australia beckon?

Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking, but redhead editrix Rebekah Brooks has got off scott-free. Where will she be heading next? Crikey’s writer-at-large speculates she could be Australia-bound.

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Half-time show: the prosecution’s case on phone hacking

The prosecution has outlined its case against former News of the World executives, and the defence will start next week. Journalist Rodney Tiffen reports from London for Inside Story.

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Media briefs: Catalano settles … Bauer adds mags … ice in Shepp …

There is still some life in print — magazines that is.

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Media briefs: News v Barry … AFR hides cuts … Hadley guilty …

The Australian Financial Review has kept quiet about the merger of its reporting team with Fairfax’s BusinessDay.

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Media briefs: Murdoch bombshell … Ten’s dance … PMO punch …

Rupert Murdoch, at a meeting with Sun staffers, seemed to have admitted knowledge of the phone hacking going on at News of the World.

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More phone-hacking arrests: six ex-NotW staff questioned

Police have arrested six more journalists out of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal that continues to dog the News Corporation business ahead of its demerger.

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Eighth time lucky? Leveson reports, Cameron stonewalls

Lord Justice Leveson has turned his highly anticipated report into the UK press over to the government, which now faces difficult questions over state-backed regulation.

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Leveson: D-day for red tops, farewell to press freedom?

Lord Leveson will deliver his verdict on the future of the British press in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal tomorrow. Fleet Street’s red tops are decidedly nervous about being curbed.

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Charges against Brooks, Coulson show Murdoch can’t escape

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson will face yet more criminal charges over phone-hacking in the UK. News Corporation and Rupert Murdoch won’t escape this crisis any time soon.

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Murdochs still get big bonuses despite phone hacking scandal

Has James Murdoch been sacked, demoted or shown the door following revelations about his role in the NotW scandal? No — in fact, he’s been promoted, writes Paul Barry.

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Revealed: NotW made $US122m in year before closure

News Corporation has warned that it could make further cuts to the value of its goodwill of up to $US2.2 billion, mostly in its publishing businesses in Australia, the US and UK.

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Kohler’s clutter cutter … Seven and privacy … AP’s new social media guidelines

In today’s Media Briefs: Kohler to cut through News clutter … Front Page of the Day … Seven News’ quad bike story a test of new privacy laws? … AP’s new social media guidelines and more …

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Ex-NotW editors charged: so where’s Rupert?

Rupert Murdoch has been madly tweeting over the weekend but when his favourite editor, Rebekah Brooks, gets charged with three counts of phone hacking, we don’t get a peep out of him, writes Paul Barry.

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How Iran silences the web … Kyle producer axed …

In today’s Media Briefs: inside media HQ for London Games … Kyle & Jackie O producer fired for Batman massacre gags … Harman family to not fund Daily Beast and Newsweek and more …

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Rupert Murdoch’s annus horribilis: 12 months of tabloid scandal

The News International phone hacking and bribery scandal has snowballed to dominate Rupert Murdoch’s life for the coming year as well. Rodney Tiffen of Inside Story looks back and forward.

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Major says Murdoch pressured him on EU: Leveson greatest hits

The Leveson inquiry’s public hearings will wrap up tomorrow with a long-awaited appearance by prime minister David Cameron. Here’s the juiciest revelations to date.

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Coulson conviction could mean prison time

Britain’s phone hacking inquiry has landed its second big fish: Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor and ex-head of communications for David Cameron, has been charged with perjury. Paul Barry reports.

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Parliament Square hums with Assange discontent

A sunny day in Parliament Square, Big Ben shining, the remnant anti-war protest still attached to the security barriers, and a crowd anxious over the fate of a new freedom fighter.

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Ideology of Murdochracy: the tyranny of Brooks’ majority

With each passing week of the Leveson inquiry we learn ever more about the banal intimacies that characterise the elite political and media circles at the heart of power in Britain, writes David Ritter.

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Police bribes probe the ticking time-bomb under News Corp

With the word’s gaze fixed firmly on Rebekah Brooks, Operation Elveden — the broader criminal investigation into News International’s payments to police and military officials — is a ticking time-bomb.

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The charges laid against Rebekah Brooks

There is sufficient evidence for there to be a realistic prospect of conviction,” said Alison Levitt, QC, announcing that Rebekah Brooks has been charged with perverting the course of justice. Check The Stump for the full statement.

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Gotcha! Brooks charged, could face time

Rupert Murdoch’s favourite editor, Rebekah Brooks, has been charged with perverting the course of justice and will face a jury trial that could send her to jail. Paul Barry reports from London.

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Best dishes off the menu at Brooks’ Leveson grilling

The best dishes were off the menu when Rebekah Brooks was grilled at the Leveson inquiry in London’s High Court on Friday, thugh there was plenty of tasty stuff on offer.

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