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    Did a british newspaper interfere in a missing girl mobile phone

    Did a British newspaper called the news of the world hacking into the voicemail messages of a missing girl in England Called Milly Dowler who was killer by a serial killer.

    According to reports in the united kingdom the news of the world newspaper which is owned by news international and Rupert Murdoch interfered in a police investigation of a missing school girl who went missing on her way home fro school and during her time been missing this newspaper hacked into the voicemail on her mobile phone to listen to family and friends concerns her whereabouts and urging her to return home due to the fact some of her messages were been deleted by the newspaper in a case of hampering the police case and added cost to the British tax payer and with rumours that the same newspaper was involved in targeting this family and another family of another girl who was killed by ian huntley in soham cambridge england makes you wonder what are the media doing when reporting and investigating crimes stories.

    this is a link concerning this issue please read it as this is stunning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14017661

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    Thanks for starting this thread. NoW's actions were despicable.

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    I cannot understand where do newspapers go to this length just for rating as mobile fone hacking in the uk is becoming britains dirty little secret that is blurring how close the newspapers are with the police and politicians

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    This is crazy. Here's a chart/list of the many people involved or victimized by NoW phone hacking.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12296392

    You'd think that by hacking all those phones, NoW would be the most accurate paper ever, but they're one of the least reliable. I thought they just make their stories up. Aren't they the ones that sometimes headline the doings of Batboy?

    ETA Never mind. Batboy is the creation of Weekly World News.

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    We all thought this was only targeting TV stars, SPORT stars, Movie stars the rich and powerful including members of parliament but now its involves normal people with normal lives who have had there world collapse with the disappearing of there daughter i just hope this is the end and not the beginning of rupert murdoch and news international time in the united kingdom as its seems this group has lost all creditably to operate in my country

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    Here's the Guardian's take on the matter:

    Missing Milly Dowler's voicemail was hacked by News of the World
    The News of the World illegally targeted the missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler and her family in March 2002, interfering with police inquiries into her disappearance, an investigation by the Guardian has established.
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    (much, much more at link above)

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    its been confirmed that the newspaper also added credit to her pay as you go mobile fone so it could continue listening and deleting the voicemail messages of this murdered school girl was still missing and the own of news international in the uk was editor at that time was also involved in helping create sarah laws if she knew what was happening then her policy for child safety concerning sex offenders has been damaged completely she should resign today if not then be sacked by mr murdoch

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    Angry

    She won't resign though will she? and now it is alleged that the Soham girl's parents phones were hacked too.

    All Rebekah Brooks can do is pass the buck, she should resign in shame. This happened on her watch.

    To add to the grief of these parents is sadistic and abusive
    England's dancing days are done...

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    ford motor company in the uk have banned all adverts in any newspapers owned by news international and other major companies in the uk are considering there own options.

    Also the house of commons will be debating this issue on wednesday for 3 hours concerning this issue.

    hugh grant the movie star as said to the bbc earlier today that he recorded a interview with a former news of the world reporter who told him what was going on concerning the milly dowler phone hacking and also the soham murders he also suggested that the police in the uk have failed the public.

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    Angry Murdoch calls allegations against his paper 'deplorable'

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe...html?hpt=hp_t2

    Murdoch calls allegations against his paper 'deplorable'
    By Richard Allen Greene, CNN
    July 6, 2011 9:40 p.m. EDT

    London (CNN) -- Media baron Rupert Murdoch broke his silence on a scandal swirling around his flagship British tabloid newspaper Wednesday, calling allegations that journalists illegally hacked into the voice mails of murder and terrorism victims "deplorable and unacceptable."...

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    ...Initial complaints about hacking came from politicians and celebrities, but the story took a new turn Tuesday with the accusation that the paper hacked into the voice mails of the murdered girl.

    "The family are completely horrified. They thought this was all over" after the disappearance of Milly Dowler in 2002 and the conviction of a man for her murder this year, Dowler family lawyer Mark Lewis said Tuesday.

    But in April, police told the Dowlers that journalists had hacked into their phones and those of their daughter, he said.

    Journalists deleted some of Milly Dowler's messages to make space for more, thus giving her parents hope she was still alive when she was dead, Lewis said....


    If you believe Murdoch didn't know about this and didn't condone it then you probably think KC is not guilty. JMO
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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe....html?iref=NS1

    Hacking scandal exposes secrets at Murdoch's tabloid
    By Peter Wilkinson, CNN
    July 6, 2011 2:48 p.m. EDT

    London (CNN) -- In 2005, the best-selling weekly UK tabloid News of the World published a seemingly mundane story about Prince William injuring his knee.

    It was just another exclusive for a newspaper that had made its reputation on hard-hitting exclusives, often exposing the embarrassments of celebrities and politicians.

    Britain's newspaper culture which developed around London's Fleet Street, nicknamed the "Street of Shame" by satirical magazine Private Eye, has long been based on cut-throat competition and dirty dealings -- anything goes if you can land the big story.

    But this scoop was different from the others. Royal officials realised that it could only have been sourced by the illegal interception of Prince William's mobile phone voicemail, and complained to the police....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe...html?hpt=hp_t2

    Murdoch calls allegations against his paper 'deplorable'
    By Richard Allen Greene, CNN
    July 6, 2011 9:40 p.m. EDT

    London (CNN) -- Media baron Rupert Murdoch broke his silence on a scandal swirling around his flagship British tabloid newspaper Wednesday, calling allegations that journalists illegally hacked into the voice mails of murder and terrorism victims "deplorable and unacceptable."...

    ________________________________________________

    ...Initial complaints about hacking came from politicians and celebrities, but the story took a new turn Tuesday with the accusation that the paper hacked into the voice mails of the murdered girl.

    "The family are completely horrified. They thought this was all over" after the disappearance of Milly Dowler in 2002 and the conviction of a man for her murder this year, Dowler family lawyer Mark Lewis said Tuesday.

    But in April, police told the Dowlers that journalists had hacked into their phones and those of their daughter, he said.

    Journalists deleted some of Milly Dowler's messages to make space for more, thus giving her parents hope she was still alive when she was dead, Lewis said....


    If you believe Murdoch didn't know about this and didn't condone it then you probably think KC is not guilty. JMO
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    Wow.

    News of the World to close amid hacking scandal
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAXeUKPwBj4"]YouTube - ‪The Jam - News Of The World‬‏[/ame]

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    the non Rupert Murdoch owned media is delighting in the kicking the Murdoch empire is getting, as is much of the country, for far too long politicians, prime ministers, the polics, the judicairy have been scared to challenge him for fear he would turn his hacks onto them,


    at long last some of them (even if it is in self interest) are asking questions, and lifting the lid on his newspapers and what they have done

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    (courtesy bh)

    Links like this are handy!

    Has Rebekah Brooks Been Sacked Yet?

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    Police investigate suspected deletion of millions of emails by NI executive

    Excellent Guardian investigative piece about the culture of deceit viz a viz NotW. Me, I won't be content until a Murdoch is behind bars. (I know, I know - don't hold my breath! but when one sees a cancer one wants to root it out.)

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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe...html?hpt=hp_t1

    Former Cameron aide arrested, then released in phone hacking case
    By the CNN Wire Staff
    July 8, 2011 4:08 p.m. EDT

    London (CNN) -- A former editor for the News of the World was released without charge Friday by British police hours after he had been taken into custody, but was told to report back to police in October.

    Andy Coulson was arrested earlier Friday in connection with allegations of phone hacking and corruption in a case that promises to be a growing political liability for Prime Minister David Cameron, whom Coulson had served as press secretary.

    "I came in today voluntarily as I have been offering to do in the last few months," Coulson told reporters outside Lewisham Police station. "There is an awful lot I would like to say but I can't."...
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    Good riddance.

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    Daily Mail certainly enjoying the story plus less competition for Sunday Mail:

    The worst is yet to come, Brooks tells journalists as they ask searching questions about paper's demise

    One of several articles they have up today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin walkerdine View Post
    I cannot understand where do newspapers go to this length just for rating as mobile fone hacking in the uk is becoming britains dirty little secret that is blurring how close the newspapers are with the police and politicians
    Don't think it's only in Britain. Here in America dirty tactics by Murdoch's crew have influenced the opinions of people. His media empire, IMO, doesn't report news but rather supports his ideology.

    Quote Originally Posted by martin walkerdine View Post
    We all thought this was only targeting TV stars, SPORT stars, Movie stars the rich and powerful including members of parliament but now its involves normal people with normal lives who have had there world collapse with the disappearing of there daughter i just hope this is the end and not the beginning of rupert murdoch and news international time in the united kingdom as its seems this group has lost all creditably to operate in my country
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    Unfortunately, I doubt it. There will be a lot of indignation and RM will disavow any knowledge of these things and then it will disappear as soon as the next scandal pops up and things will go back to normal for them. NoW will just change it's name to something else and do a little shakeup and call itself reformed. JMO

    I don't think targeting the rich and powerful is ok, unless they are suspected of a crime. Woodward and Bernstein did investigative reporting that led to the unwrapping of the Watergate scandal. As far as I know they never broke any laws though. Somehow, I get the feeling that true justice was not the intent of these tactics. JMO
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    This will all be covered up. Thats why NOTW was closed, to bury the evidence, not just for News Corp, but also for the Police, the Politicians and the as yet, unidentified, Establishment Agencies involved in selling personal information to the NOTW PI's. Not to mention NOTW links to Organized Crime.

    It is so serious and corrupt, that it will be minimized via selective charging and arrests. The current news management is a News Corp damage limitation exercise. They slowly released the information, then when they knew they were losing control over the media agenda they closed NOTW and released the emails about Coulson, hoping just like the rogue reporter fiction this will explain away everything, and hopefully close the story down.

    Currently the story revolves around voicemail phone hacking, just what will happen if the computer hacking, smartphone interception, tracker devices, and all their other surveillance techniques were to be revealed?

    I cannot comment further as this is a sub-judice matter will be words you will hear a lot shortly on this subject!


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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Police investigate suspected deletion of millions of emails by NI executive

    Excellent Guardian investigative piece about the culture of deceit viz a viz NotW. Me, I won't be content until a Murdoch is behind bars. (I know, I know - don't hold my breath! but when one sees a cancer one wants to root it out.)
    He will probably make a deal and not admit or deny guilt and pay a small fine....or offer up a lackey scapegoat(s) for serious jail time.

    His son might be in deep doodoo.
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    The great Charlie Brooker in the Guardian:

    The last News of the World was downright odd
    Today I bought the News of the World. Last week I'd joined in with the obligatory Twitter hashtag-boycott-pass-the-parcel, but now I had a brilliant excuse for scabbing out: I'd been asked to read the final edition for this paper. Having fashioned a disguise from dirt and wool, I cycled to the newsagents at 7.30am, to find they were already selling fast. Clearly the boycott was having an effect. Having secured a copy, I made my excuses and left after hiding it inside a necro-zoophiliac porn mag, so any passers-by outside wouldn't judge me too harshly.
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    (the rest of the piece at link above)

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    British hacking scandal could gain U.S. legal scrutiny
    By Tom Watkins, CNN
    July 11, 2011 8:29 p.m. EDT

    (CNN) -- The scandal embroiling the empire of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News International might extend from London to Washington, legal experts not personally involved in the unfolding matter said Monday.

    The potential liability flows from journalists at individual newspapers, such as the recently defunct News of the World, to its parent, News International, to its parent, News Corp., which is a publicly held company in the United States.

    "The allegation so far with this phone hacking scandal includes a component where someone within News Corp.'s organization perhaps made payments to London police officers to perhaps obtain information that would thus allow News of the World to write newspapers and sell newspapers," said Mike Koehler, a professor of business law at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    If true, that might violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which Koehler described as "a U.S. law that generally prohibits the payment of money or anything of value to a foreign official for a business purpose.

    "So, there does seem to be a basis for a U.S. investigation at this point."

    If anyone at News Corp. participated in payments to police officers or authorized such payments or even knew about them and failed to stop them, the case could wind up in the lap of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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