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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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Lesbian porn and a new life in Perth: phone-hacking trial dishes dirt

It’s getting dirty in the courtroom examining whether Rebekah Brooks, her husband, PA and ex-lover conspired to cover-up phone-hacking at the News of the World. And there’s more to come.

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British bites, from Nigella to snooker

Crikey’s writer-at-large returns to London, where he finds plenty of courtroom drama — and a snooker tournament for the ages.

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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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Tips and rumours

Rebekah Brooks enjoys Sydney holiday … renaming the Sunday SMH? … Chris Bowen turns his hand to writing …

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Tips and rumours

When Rupert Murdoch became a hipster … uni says no to Dalai Lama … car mag in trouble? …

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Tips and rumours

Rupert chats to ABC in Darwin … is he catching up with Rebekah Brooks in Oz? … Visy job cuts …

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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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Media briefs: Brooks’ payout … 60 Min hack quits … Eye Corp snag …

Did the Leveson enquiry miss out on some correspondence between David Cameron and Rebekah Brooks? Peeking into Brooks’ pay packet. And Nine v Seven on coverage of Nine’s debt woes.

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Murdoch at 85: when the phone-hacking scandal might be over

Rupert Murdoch will be 85, going on 86, by the time the News of the World phone-hacking scandal investigation is completed in 2015. There’s a long way to go yet.

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Rundle: the nightmare of the fatally weak at News’ top

It was a good Tuesday in London for that most ancient of Olympic sports — schadenfreude. Phone hacking charges have been laid and Rupert Murdoch’s empire wakes to a new nightmare.

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The plod thickens as UK papers face new hacking claims

Britain’s media crisis continues to grow, with more papers caught in an expanding police inquiry into bribery and new allegations of phone hacking.

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A lesson for Barclays in phone-hacking scandal

There was a double-header overnight for fans of the now years-long show, the collapse of the integrity of British public life.

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Leveson, challenge to power or enormous release valve?

The Prime Minister is being questioned under oath about his relationship to the largest media company in the land, about what was promised in the lead-up to the 2010 election, and no one gives a rat’s.

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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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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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ACMA upholds Sandilands … GetUp! ad snub …

In today’s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day … ACMA upholds Kyle Sandilands ruling … GetUp! anti-supermarket pokies ad refused airtime by TV networks and more …

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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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Rundle’s bites: frustrating Leveson … Romney’s secrets … Greece is the …

Prelude to the Leveson big show … Mitt Romney’s high school antics … Greece, we write it, the world follows …

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Paul Barry: will Rebekah Brooks tell all on PM texting?

Rebekah Brooks, who has been arrested on suspicion of phone-hacking, corruption and perverting the course of justice, is said to be ready to tell Lord Leveson all about the text messages she and Britain’s PM sent each other.

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Rundle: the inevitable splits and spats of the News fallout

These spats may be the least of the Murdochs’ worries.

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Avengers scoop … The Block’s value … Sloans Oz Network attack unfair …

Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce has accused the political editor of News Limited’s Sunday newspapers of manufacturing a story about him lobbying Tony Abbott to lift the baby bonus to $10,000. Plus other media news of the day.

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