How involved was Murdoch in News of the World stories? Some evidence from Piers Morgan

The Criminal Media Nexus

There’s some contradictory evidence from the Leveson Inquiry and the Phone Hacking trial about just how much Rupert Murdoch was interested in his best selling Sunday Tabloid. Before Lord Justice Leveson in 2012,  the chair of News Corp said the Sun was his major UK interest and he rarely concerned himself with NOTW, but earlier this year both Brooks and Coulson at the phone hacking trial gave evidence of weekly calls from Murodch, throughout their editorships.

This snippet, from Piers Morgan‘s autobiography, shows that – at least on one occasion – Murdoch knew more than his editors. Concerned about a Princess Diana ‘phone pest’ story (allegedly sourced illegally through a police file) the then editor is reassured first by his news editor, Alex Marunchak, and then by Murdoch himself, that the story would stand up.

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Fear & loathing in Perth – cowards hassling Muslim women will not be tolerated #terroraustralis #auspol

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Early October 2014 the fear and loathing was palpable… my friend & colleague Marziya MohammedAli told me about the verbal and physical abuse that’s flowed from politics and some media politics coverage of “Terror Australis.”

 

Marziya is doing PostGrad work at ECU, and has been a Lectureer, Tutor, Researcher and Project manager at ECU.

 

 Click here for Marziya’s excellent photography covering protests and community events here in Perth. 

 

 

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Skateboarders speak up for Muslim Women under attack…

 

great yarn with actor & community builder @Farmer_Kylie on sacred things #Indigenous #Australia

Please also enjoy:

A talk with Len Collard on when Rottnest was part of the mainland… living memory.

https://tonyserve.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/when-the-land-the-island-were-joined-the-people-and-the-land-were-joined-audio-assoc-prof-len-collard-noongar-elder/

Nyungar Wardan Katitjin Bidi – Derbal Nara

(People’s Ocean Knowledge Trail of Cockburn Sound & Districts)

http://www.derbalnara.org.au

Wanju Wanju Kaartdijin Noongar – Welcome to Noongar Knowledge

Nidja Beeliar Boodjar Noonookurt Nyininy:

A Nyungar interpretive history of the use of boodjar (country) in the vicinity of
Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/multimedia/nyungar/

Most excellent TV series http://www.sbs.com.au/firstaustralians/