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Paul Barry

Journalist, author and Media Watch host

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

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

September 24, 2013 7 Comments

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.

Eighth time lucky? Leveson reports, Cameron stonewalls

Eighth time lucky? Leveson reports, Cameron stonewalls

November 30, 2012 7 Comments

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.

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

November 29, 2012 2 Comments

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.

Charges against Brooks, Coulson show Murdoch can’t escape

Charges against Brooks, Coulson show Murdoch can’t escape

November 21, 2012 15 Comments

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.

Thanks to Lachlan, Ten ripe for the picking

November 15, 2012 6 Comments

Have Lachlan Murdoch and James Packer repeated their One-Tel disaster at Ten, or is it just bad luck to have bought a free-to-air TV network at a bad time? It's looking more like a train crash.

Piers Morgan looks into the Mirror: did he know about hacking?

October 30, 2012

Former UK newspaper editor Piers Morgan must be wishing he’d kept his mouth shut about phone hacking over the years, instead of shooting it off at every possible opportunity. The garrulous and charming Mr M, who now fronts his own nightly TV chat show in Los Angeles, may not actually lose his valuable gig on […]

Rupert, on his LA throne, banishes dissenters from his kingdom

Rupert, on his LA throne, banishes dissenters from his kingdom

October 17, 2012 6 Comments

That Rupert Murdoch was able to so easily dismiss dissent at News Corp's AGM today was not surprising. It was the farce of the whole exercise, as Crikey found in the heart of Hollywood.

At the court of King Rupert: News Corp AGM preview

October 11, 2012

It’s now 15 months since the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World went nuclear and devastated the Murdochs’ political power in Britain. And since that meltdown, the fall-out has wrought havoc right around Rupert’s world. News Corporation’s $12 billion bid for Britain’s biggest media company, BSkyB, had to be abandoned, his son James was […]

Greiner’s transport vision will drive us all mad

Greiner’s transport vision will drive us all mad

October 4, 2012 16 Comments

One year ago, The Power Index picked Nick Greiner as the most powerful person in Sydney. But his plan for Sydney’s transport future fails an international comparison.

Dates set but long wait for phone-hacking justice

September 27, 2012

If Rupert Murdoch was hoping for a quick end to the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, he won’t be pleased by yesterday’s decision not to put Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson on trial until  September 9 next year. Worse still, if his two former editors go into the dock at London’s Old Bailey with […]