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Lies, damned lies and News International

On November 2, 2011, in Bribes, by Editor

Emails show that company knew three years ago of widespread culture of hacking among senior journalists. – By James Cusick and Cahal Milmo, The Independent, UK Secret internal documents kept by News International reveal that executives knew three years ago that there was “overwhelming” evidence of senior journalists’ involvement in phone hacking. A cache of […]

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News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB

On July 13, 2011, in Bribes, by Editor

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has announced that it is dropping its planned bid to take full ownership of BSkyB. – BBC Website, UK The announcement came as the House of Commons was preparing to vote for a motion calling on Mr Murdoch to do so. All three major party leaders had said they supported the […]

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Hacking police round on News International

On July 12, 2011, in Bribes, by Editor

News International tried to “thwart” the original inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World, senior Met police officers have told MPs. – BBC Website, UK Ex-Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke said while probing the claims in 2006, he came across “prevarication and what we now know to be lies”. Assistant Commissioner John […]

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Phone hacking: Scotland Yard anger at ‘campaign to undermine investigation’

On July 12, 2011, in Bribes, by Editor

Scotland Yard last night effectively accused News International of deliberately leaking information in an attempt to undermine the police investigation into phone hacking and corruption at the News of the World. – By Mark Hughes, Crime Correspondent, The Telegraph, UK Britain’s biggest police force took the rare step of issuing a statement alleging a “deliberate […]

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News of the World paid bribes worth £100,000 to up to five Met officers

On July 7, 2011, in Bribes, by Editor

Cash total said to have shocked Metropolitan police as IPCC vows to oversee Scotland Yard corruption inquiry. – By Sandra Laville and Vikram Dodd, The Guardian, UK Investigators inside Scotland Yard are trying to identify up to five officers who were paid between them a total of at least £100,000 in cash from the News […]

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Foreign firms pledge not to give bribes in Russia

On April 21, 2010, in Bribes, by Editor

Dozens of international firms doing business in Russia have pledged not to offer bribes, in a move aimed at fighting corruption collectively. – By Konstantin Rozhnov, Business Reporter, BBC News The accord, signed at an official ceremony in Moscow, was initiated by the companies, not the Kremlin, said the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce. Anti-corruption group […]

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