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Rupert And James Murdoch To Testify Under Oath About Phone Hacking

Reported by Ellen - August 30, 2011 -

The Telegraph reports that Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, will be questioned about the News Corporation phone hacking scandal, under oath, by a judge in the High Court. Prime Minister David Cameron will also likely testify.

The Telegraph reports that the proceedings will be held in the same court as the official inquiry into the death of Princess Diana and that the judge wants them televised. The Telegraph also notes:

The focus of the inquiry is “the culture, practices and ethics of the press in the context of the latter’s relationship with the public, police and politicians”.

It was ordered by Mr Cameron in the wake of the phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World and held out the possibility of tougher press regulation in future.

...The judge “will go where the evidence takes him”.

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