Murdoch in trouble for ‘secret tape’ recording


MPs wish to question Rupert Murdoch after a secret tape recording emerged of him expressing regret over cooperating with police investigating his British newspapers.

The Metropolitan Police has also taken an interest in the tape, which recorded Murdoch reassuring his journalists that the culture of paying police officers for information has been “going on a hundred years”. He also labelled the police investigation into his newspapers “incompetent”.

The Met Police has contacted Exaro News, the website which published the recordings, for a copy of recordings to investigate the suspicion that it “may contain evidence of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office”.

Murdoch has been invited to answer new questions from the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee to discuss the comments, although a date has yet to be arranged.

(Sources: MediaGuardian, The Telegraph)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


Subscribe to Media Digest via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to Media Digest and receive notifications of new stories by email.

Latest Media Industry News, Independent News and Media, UK