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Description:  The British police on Friday arrested a former editor of The News of the World who is also a former senior aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, and rearrested the newspaper’s former royal editor. The arrests deepened the crisis swirling around Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Britain over allegations of phone hacking and corruption.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: 07/07/2011

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/09/world/europe/09britain.html?ref=business

Questions for discussion: 

  • Who do you believe is responsible for this scandal?
  • What responsibility does management of the firm and the British presses have in this situation?
  • Do you think there was any alternative but to shut the newspaper down completely?

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