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Costs add up after fresh phone hacking revelations

British publishing company Trinity Mirror has admitted liability after a number of accusations of phone hacking, and one of its reporters had close ties to News Corp.

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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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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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Rundle locks eyes with Andy Coulson at phone-hacking trial

Guy Rundle headed along to week 25 of the News phone-hacking trial in London, and found everyone’s getting tired. Have Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson suffered enough already?

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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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Go ahead, tap my phone

Crikey readers talk News Corp circulation, spying for the US and why it’s fine for the government to listen to your phone calls

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‘The most humble day of my life’: when the Sun King was laid low

Will the fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal bring an end to the Murdoch media dynasty? In his new book, Paul Barry recalls the “must humble day” of Rupert’s life.

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Media briefs: GetUp ad cut … Murdoch’s phone bill … Malcolm cut out …

Phone hacking has cost News Corp hundreds of millions of dollars so far.

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Media briefs: News Corp charged … disclosure watch … vote ‘M’ …

News Corp charged. The new News Corporation, which includes the print assets of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, is set to face the legal music in London over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. The investigation of News is the most serious of the police probes currently being conducted in the UK related to operations Elveden (corrupt […]

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Rupert Murdoch letters: ‘I used the wrong adjectives’

News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch has responded to a leaked recording on the phone-hacking and bribery cases in Britain in letters to the Home Affairs Committee and Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

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Tips and rumours

Murdoch delivers rebuke on contrition … reader rumbles Coles stunt … SMH management in harbourside junket? …

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News Corp earnings up, but print split can’t come soon enough

Australian publishing assets are dragging News Corp down, and hiving them off can’t come soon enough for shareholders. Plus, some shareholders want to ditch chairman Rupert Murdoch.

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Cameron gets it done, keeping the press (mostly) on side

David Cameron has struck a compromise deal with political rivals for tougher media reforms in the UK. And he’s managed to keep the press on side — for the most part — in the process.

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With unemployment so high, do we need 457s?

Crikey readers talk 457 visas, giraffes, Stephen Conroy’s real similarity to Stalin and the real inventor of the smiley face.

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A richer Murdoch stands on the cusp of two big wins

Rupert Murdoch may well see off attempts to impose any sort of media regulation in the UK and Australia — and see off the Prime Ministers who proposed it. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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Media briefs: more NotW arrests … Time to sell … Prisoner X …

More NotW arrests … Time to sell … Prisoner X …

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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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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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Rupert Murdoch’s letter to staff: ‘we’ve done the hardest part’

It is difficult to read many of the report’s findings,” Rupert Murdoch tells staff after the release of the UK’s Parliamentary Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport report. Crikey has his memo.

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News Corp’s phone-hacking bill passes $400m … and climbing

The UK phone-hacking scandal has been a half-a-billion-dollar headache for News Corporation already … and the cost is rising.

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How did James Murdoch miss the phone hacking smoking guns?

What did James Murdoch know – or not know – about phone hacking during his time at News of the World? Paul Barry investigates.

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Mayne: who will last longer — Julia Gillard or Rupert Murdoch?

Rupert Murdoch’s leadership could be over in just a few weeks. He’s suddenly out of tricks and out of time, writes Andrew Stephen Mayne-Bolt.

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Mayne: how News Ltd could head off a media inquiry

One of the fascinating things about watching News Corp is to observe how the different parts of the empire cover Rupert Murdoch and his family’s commercial interests.

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Protecting yourself from phone hacking, a handy guide …

Mobile phone security expert David Rogers explains how phone hacking is done, and how you can better protect your mobile phone’s voicemail.

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NotW scandal: Conroy must play probity card in Oz Network contract

If the Gillard Government is looking for an excuse not to give Sky News the $223 million Australia Television contract, it should come straight out with a probity argument based on the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

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