SYDNEY (AP) — An inquiry into Australian media prompted by last year’s News Corp. scandal recommended on Friday better oversight of the industry and called for the establishment of a government-funded council to set and enforce journalistic standards. The investigation was launched after Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. closed its top-selling British tabloid, News of the...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An inquiry into the Australian print media will examine increasing regulation but will not go as far as breaking up the nation’s largest newspaper empire owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., a government minister said Wednesday. The government on Wednesday released the terms of reference of the inquiry promised after the...
Rupert says the lion city is his version of utopia, writes Asia Sentinel’s John Berthelsen Probably the most telling statement the press baron Rupert Murdoch made during his abject mea culpa before the UK Parliament Tuesday was his praise of Singapore, saying “the most open and clear society in the world… is Singapore — the...
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. says it has no connection with the phone hacking scandal in Britain. A statement Wednesday by News Limited Chief Executive John Hartigan says the company is willing to answer any questions about its local operations. The statement sought to distance the company from the...
The Empire crests against the digital era, writes Asia Sentinel’s Cyril Pereira Asked what his priority was upon arrival in London earlier this month to take charge of the seemingly inevitable unraveling of News Corp, his media empire, Rupert Murdoch pointed to Rebekah Brooks, his red-haired erstwhile CEO, saying “Her.” Brooks is now under arrest...
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