Hacking Scandal

6:59am

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

British Phone Hacking Scandal: Rebekah Brooks Pleads Not Guilty

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 11:04 am

Rebekah Brooks, left, the former Chief Executive of News International, and her husband Charlie Brooks leave Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday in London, England.
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Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive and former top editor at the tabloid News of the World, pleaded not guilty to five charges related to the phone hacking scandal that has rocked England.

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7:24am

Thu November 29, 2012
The Two-Way

U.K. Inquiry: News Media 'Wreaked Havoc,' New Watchdog Needed

Britain's tabloids ruined many lives, a judge concludes. Now, he's recommending more oversight.
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Saying that the British news media have "caused real hardship and, on occasion, wreaked havoc with the lives of innocent people whose rights and liberties have been disdained," the judge appointed to sort out the mess after the U.K.'s tabloid scandal has recommended creation of an independent watchdog. It would be charged with "promoting high standards of journalism and protecting the rights of individuals."

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7:18am

Thu November 29, 2012
Media

Report Proposes Tougher Oversight For British Press

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

In Britain, Brian Leveson, the judge who has spent eight months probing tabloid news excesses, has just issued his suggestions for reigning in Britain's sometime-rambunctious press. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered the wide-ranging inquiry in the wake of revelations of illegal phone-hacking at the Murdoch-owned News of the World and other newspapers. The victims included actors Hugh Grant and Sienna Miller, as well as the parents of a murdered teenager and other crime victims.

Journalist Vicki Barker joins us from London.

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7:28am

Tue November 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Charges Filed Against Murdoch Editors Accused Of Paying Officials For Information

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 9:45 am

Rebekah Brooks, who rose to the top spot at Rupert Murdoch's News International.
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British officials today filed more charges against former top editors at some of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the U.K., this time for allegedly paying nearly $160,000 to a ministry of defense official to get information.

That information allegedly included the "Green Book" that lists phone numbers and other contact details for members of Britain's royal family.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, those charged are:

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3:37pm

Thu August 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Rebekah Brooks Is Charged In British Hacking Scandal

Rebekah Brooks, who has now been charged in the phone hacking scandal.
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Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of The News of the World, has been officially charged in the phone hacking scandal that has roiled Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

The Guardian reports:

"Brooks, 44, answered bail at Lewisham police station and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 3 September.

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