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Dec 19, 2013 — At the London trial of editors for the now-defunct News of the World, prosecutors played recordings of messages left by Prince William for his then-girlfriend. Editors from the tabloid are on trial for their alleged roles in the hacking scandal.
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Jun 5, 2013 — Other former top journalists at the News of the World tabloid also pleaded not guilty at a hearing in London. Brooks is facing five charges ranging from conspiracy to obstruction of justice.
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Nov 29, 2012 — After a scandal involving the hacking of cellphones and the paying of bribes for information, a judge was asked to sort out the mess and offer recommendations. Now, he's calling for an independent panel that would promote high standards and protect individuals' rights.
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Nov 20, 2012 — The charges are on top of those against many of the same people stemming from the scandal over the hacking of the phones of crime victims, celebrities and members of the royal family.
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Jul 24, 2012 — One of those being charged went on to be a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron. The now defunct News of the World tapped into voicemails of murder victims, celebrities and politicians.
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Jun 26, 2012 — Rupert Murdoch's media and entertainment giant confirms it is considering whether to divide its holdings. That would put its slow-growing publishing arms into one unit.
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May 15, 2012 — Rebekah Brooks allegedly tried to "pervert the course of justice" last year by seeking to cover up what had been going on at Murdoch's News of the World.
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Apr 26, 2012 — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch testified today that lower-level executives were the ones behind a cover-up of the so-called hacking scandal and that they kept him from knowing about what had happened.
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Apr 25, 2012 — An inquiry continues into the ethics of the British news media, and in particular the actions of some tabloids owned by Murdoch's News Corp.
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Apr 3, 2012 — The hacking scandal that has ripped through Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the U.K. has now led to son James Murdoch's decision to step down as chairman of the satellite broadcast giant.
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