News Corp.’s influence over British politics since Rupert Murdoch entered the U.K. media market in the 1960s will be dissected at an ethics inquiry reviewing the ties between journalists and politicians.
Charlotte Church, the Welsh pop star who sang at News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s wedding in 1999 when she was 13 years old, is now his nemesis in the first civil trial over the company’s U.K. phone-hacking scandal.
A U.K. sports star won an order barring newspapers from identifying him as cheating on his long- time partner, in a ruling that a lawyer said might force the media to run more stories without naming their subjects.
Max Mosley lost a court bid to force journalists to contact people before publishing potentially embarrassing details of their private lives, a case prompted when a News Corp. newspaper reported he’d taken part in a Nazi- themed sex party without calling him beforehand.
News Corp. ’s HarperCollins revealed the identity of the “Stig,” a test driver who appears on the television show “ Top Gear ,” after the British Broadcasting Corp. lost a ruling to keep his identity secret.
Sienna Miller’s phone-hacking claims against Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid threaten to tarnish News Corp. ’s reputation just as it seeks government approval for the purchase of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc .
Money alone may not be enough for actress Sienna Miller and the more than 20 other celebrities and politicians suing Rupert Murdoch ’s News of the World newspaper over phone hacking to end their search for the truth.
Actor Jude Law ’s case was chosen to be one of the first heard over phone-hacking at a News Corp. U.K. newspaper after his lawyers claimed that a “senior” News of the World executive might be involved in the practice.