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Murdoch asked to appear before parliamentary panel

Murdoch asked to appear before parliamentary panel
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First Published: Tue, Jul 12 2011. 06 36 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Jul 12 2011. 06 36 PM IST
London: Rupert Murdoch has been called to appear before a British parliamentary committee that scrutinises the media to face questions about allegations of phone-hacking at his newspapers, a member of the committee told BBC radio on Tuesday.
Labour lawmaker Tom Watson, who sits on parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said the panel wanted to speak to News Corp boss Murdoch, his son James and Rebekah Brooks, who runs News Corp’s British newspaper arm.
“We have got a number of questions we want to ask the three of them,” Watson told BBC Radio 4. “We have invited them and we want them there next Tuesday.”
Watson added that it was possible the three would turn down the invitation.
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First Published: Tue, Jul 12 2011. 06 36 PM IST