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Rupert Murdoch criticised for tweet about Muslims

Rupert Murdoch has been criticised for tweeting that “Muslims find it hardest” to integrate as he backed the notion put by Britain’s chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, that multiculturalism has “had its day”. Read the full story

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Met investigates News UK for ‘corporate liability’

Scotland Yard is investigating News UK as a “corporate suspect” in relation to hacking and bribing offences, according to the Independent. Read the full story

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Murdoch in trouble for ‘secret tape’ recording

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

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Rupert Murdoch’s News International renamed News UK

News International has been renamed News UK ahead of its parent corporation’s demerger into two separate companies. Read the full story

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Concerns remain as shareholders back News Corp split

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Shareholders have backed News Corporation’s move to separate its publishing and entertainment arms, although concerns remain that Rupert Murdoch will stay in charge of both. Read the full story

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News Corp divides and reveals refreshed logo

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News Corporation has rung the changes and revealed a new logo following the decision to divide Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment and publishing businesses.

The entertainment branch of News Corp will now come under the banner of 21st Century Fox, while Murdoch’s publishing empire will come under News Corp.

Speaking to investors at a New York meeting, Murdoch said the changes represented a chance to “do it all over again”.

News Corp’s new chief executive, Robert Thomson, told staff that the company wanted to foster a “start-up sensibility” but warned of future difficulties.

“We will be relentless in our cost-cutting and in our pursuit of profits.”

The company’s new logo is based on the handwriting of Rupert Murdoch and his father, “who have provided us all with not only a name, but a remarkable professional platform”, added Thomson.

(Sources: MediaGuardian, Huffington Post)

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Former police sergeant jailed for selling information to tabloids

Former Sussex police sergeant James Bowes has been jailed for 10 months for selling information to The Sun and attempting to sell a story to disbanded tabloid the News of the World. Read the full story

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“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)

 

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