Image Source: The Guardian

 

 

BY MAOLING XIONG

ANCHOR LAUREN ZIMA

 

A few weeks after his resignation from News International, James Murdoch stepped down Tuesday from BSkyB, the British satellite company partly owned by the Murdoch empire. Al Jazeera reports.

 

“James Murdoch is said to have made the decision himself to step down from BSkyB, an unspoken acknowledgement that his presence there or elsewhere is becoming toxic.”

 

The New York Times reports — this all stems from the News of the World hacking scandal last year. The Times explains, since then, the paper’s staff, and Mr. Murdoch...

 

“...have been the focus of overlapping investigations by the police, Parliament and the judiciary into a pattern of widespread phone hacking and payoffs to the police and other public officials... Mr. Murdoch has been shedding titles since the scandal heated up.

 

But the younger Murdoch maintains he didn’t know anything about the hacking. CNN reports — new evidence could suggest otherwise.

 

“And this is where the focus is really been on James Murdoch because several emails that have come up in this investigation seem to indicate James Murdoch knew about the extent of phone hacking much earlier than expected. ”

 

This will be the first time a Murdoch isn’t in the top spot at BSkyB. The Guardian talked to a spokeswoman for the opposition Labour party who says this single resignation doesn’t fix the media monopoly problem.

 

"Murdoch owns too many newspapers. Never again must we allow any individual or organisation to acquire such a concentration of power when it comes to media ownership ... It is this combination of impunity and invincibility which lies at the heart of the problem and must be addressed.”

 

James Murdoch will remain a non-executive director of the company.

James Murdoch Quits Again

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Apr 4, 2012

James Murdoch Quits Again

Image Source: The Guardian

 

 

BY MAOLING XIONG

ANCHOR LAUREN ZIMA

 

A few weeks after his resignation from News International, James Murdoch stepped down Tuesday from BSkyB, the British satellite company partly owned by the Murdoch empire. Al Jazeera reports.

 

“James Murdoch is said to have made the decision himself to step down from BSkyB, an unspoken acknowledgement that his presence there or elsewhere is becoming toxic.”

 

The New York Times reports — this all stems from the News of the World hacking scandal last year. The Times explains, since then, the paper’s staff, and Mr. Murdoch...

 

“...have been the focus of overlapping investigations by the police, Parliament and the judiciary into a pattern of widespread phone hacking and payoffs to the police and other public officials... Mr. Murdoch has been shedding titles since the scandal heated up.

 

But the younger Murdoch maintains he didn’t know anything about the hacking. CNN reports — new evidence could suggest otherwise.

 

“And this is where the focus is really been on James Murdoch because several emails that have come up in this investigation seem to indicate James Murdoch knew about the extent of phone hacking much earlier than expected. ”

 

This will be the first time a Murdoch isn’t in the top spot at BSkyB. The Guardian talked to a spokeswoman for the opposition Labour party who says this single resignation doesn’t fix the media monopoly problem.

 

"Murdoch owns too many newspapers. Never again must we allow any individual or organisation to acquire such a concentration of power when it comes to media ownership ... It is this combination of impunity and invincibility which lies at the heart of the problem and must be addressed.”

 

James Murdoch will remain a non-executive director of the company.

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