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UK lawmakers: Rupert Murdoch unfit to lead company
In phone hacking report, UK lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch unfit to lead major global company
By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) ' British lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch is unfit to lead his global media empire, in a scathing report that says his company misled Parliament about the scale of phone hacking at one of its tabloids.

Parliament's cross-party Culture, Media and Sport committee said News International, the British newspaper division of Murdoch's News Corp., had deliberately ignored evidence of malpractice, covered up evidence and frustrated efforts to expose wrongdoing.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.



LONDON (AP) ' A group of lawmakers investigating Britain's phone hacking scandal will publish a report on how senior News International executives including James Murdoch handled the crisis.

The document to be published Tuesday by the committee for Culture, Media and Sport is expected to gauge whether James Murdoch handled the scandal properly. It will also look at how his lieutenants behaved.

The committee questioned James Murdoch and his father Rupert last year after it emerged that some reporters at the News of the World tabloid had routinely hacked into the phones of public figures and crime victims.

The scandal forced the closure of the tabloid, and triggered three police investigations and a judge-led inquiry into media ethics.


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