Tag Archive for Rupert Murdoch

News of the World and Hacking

Lord Soley

Every time someone says it can’t get any worse – it does! Many of us knew that hacking was more extensive then the press was admitting but you could never prove it. I didn’t think  it would have happened in these horrific murder cases. I would have hoped common human decency would have prevailed. I think…

Telephone hacking and News International

Lord Soley

Lord Fowler had the first question on Thursday and used it to call for an enquiry on telephone hacking by newspapers. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/110616-0001.htm#11061643000197 I came in on a case I took up some years ago when the then editor of the Sun, Stuart Higgins, was involved in a case of sexual harassment of staff. He left the…

News Corporation and the BBC

Lord Soley

I intervened on this question because I am very concerned about plurality and quality in the media if Rupert Murdoch and his News International do fully take over BSkyB.  http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/101012-0001.htm#10101246000350 I don’t know what the minister was implying by her comment about the Today programme as I didn’t here the programme yesterday. However I think…