Parliament Hacking Inquiry Begins

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rebekah Brooks (R) Chief Executive of News International and Rupert Murdoch Chairman of News Corporation leave from his London residence shortly after his arrival in Britain on July 10, 2011. (MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Three of Britain's most powerful media executives are facing questions this morning over the phone hacking scandal that has already resulted in the shuttering of a newspaper and a spate of high profile arrests and resignations. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James are testifying before Parliament, along with Rebekah Brooks, who headed their British newspaper operations before resigning last week. Brooks was arrested, questioned by police, and released without charges on Sunday.

Also testifying this morning were Sir Paul Stephenson and John Yates, the commissioner and assistant commissioner of Scotland Yard, who have both resigned this week over allegations of police bribery.

John Burns, London bureau chief of The New York Times, has the latest from the hearings.


John Burns

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.