Feb 14, 2013

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.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

News of the World

Just when News Corp is back in investors’ good books with the share price soaring ahead of the forthcoming split, the News of the World phone-hacking scandal has emerged from the darkness to remind us all of the essential grubbiness of Murdoch’s London newspapers. UK police have found another phone-hacking trail linked to the defunct Sunday paper. That now makes four separate investigations into activities at Murdoch’s London papers, including the defunct NotW and The Sun.

Six people were arrested across the UK last night, all former NotW journalists, including two rehired to work on The Sun, Murdoch’s big-selling tabloid. It comes as the question of a new regime for regulating British newspapers moves to a critical stage, with many Conservative politicians trying to avoid the formal legislation-based system called for by Lord Leveson in his report into phone hacking and political influence.

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  1. Mike Flanagan

    Many of those arrested seem to confirm that the grand old fart still refuses to acknowledge the disgust that many must hold his red tops and other propagaters of his self serving demented ideology.
    He should team up with Palmer’s latest venture into the rebuilding of the Titanic, as he is an expert and shuffling deck chairs, evdenced by his moving of staff.
    One wonders whether his surrogate daughter Rebekah Brookes still enjoys his shareholders’ largesse in the form of inner London Offices and a chauffer driven Benz together with the odd boat trip on Lachlan’s yacht.

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