Media mogul Rupert Murdoch AND his son James Murdoch testified before the British Parliament today as the phone hacking scandal engulfing the Murdoch media empire continues to grow. Former News International executive Rebekah Brooks also testified during the same hearing.
Today marks the first time Rupert Murdoch has faced questioning from British MPs in the 40 years he has owned several of Britain’s largest newspapers.
Democracy Now! has been following this scandal closely. See these reports:
A British Spring? Phone-Hacking Scandal Threatens Murdoch Media Empire and British Government
Interview with Ian Katz, deputy editor of The Guardian, the British newspaper that has broken many of the Murdoch stories, and Sarah Smith, correspondent for Channel 4 News U.K., based in Washington, D.C.
'The Murdoch Empire Could Be Undone': British Phone-Hacking Scandal May Prompt U.S. Criminal Probe
Interview with We speak with Ilyse Hogue, senior adviser at Media Matters for America, and Kevin Zeese, a spokesperson and lawyer for ProtectOurElections.org.
Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch Shuts Down Flagship U.K. Newspaper Amidst Scandal Over Illegal Surveillance
Interview with Ryan Chittum, who has been writing about the scandal for the Columbia Journalism Review