Abstract:Rupert Murdoch's media empire was besieged recently by accusations that several of his British newspapers engaged in hacking, deception and privacy violations.

Murdoch denies responsiblity for phone hacking scandal

Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday apologized for the phone-hacking, but denied responsibilities for the scandal saying the "people he trusted or perhaps those they trusted" were to blame.

Where the crisis started

UK tabloid hacked into voicemails

UK tabloid hacked into voicemails

Britain's most senior policeman ordered an inquiry Thursday into claims that journalists from a tabloid owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch illegally hacked into the phones of hundreds of celebrities and politicians.

Rupert Murdoch

Meet Rupert Murdoch: the media mogul
Meet Rupert Murdoch: the media mogul

Keith Rupert Murdoch, (born 11 March 1931), is an Australian American media mogul and the Chairman and CEO of News Corporation. Beginning with one newspaper in Adelaide, Murdoch acquired and started other publications in his native Australia before expanding News Corp into the United Kingdom, United States and Asian media markets. He created Fox Broadcasting Company in 1986. In the 2000s, he became a leading investor in satellite television, the film industry and the Internet, and purchased The Wall Street Journal. Rupert Murdoch was listed three times in the Time 100 as among the most influential people in the world. He is ranked 13th most powerful person in the world in the 2010 Forbes' The World's Most Powerful People list. With a net worth of US$6.3 billion, he is the 117th wealthiest person in the world.

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Focus of world media

TIME

TIME

The Guardian

The Guardian

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

The Evening Stardard

The Evening Stardard

The Independent

The Independent

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Sidney newspaper

Sidney newspaper

German newspaper

German newspaper