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.

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