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14 October 2015

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights raises concern over media's role in fomenting anti-refugee sentiment

Author: Sam Jones, Guardian (UK)

"Refugee rhetoric echoes 1938 summit before Holocaust, UN official warns", 14 Oct 2015...

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4 September 2015

UK: Sun & Daily Mail accused of contributing to create anti-refugee sentiment in UK

Author: Max Fisher, Vox

"Nothing captures Western hypocrisy on refugees like these British tabloid front pages"...

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24 April 2015

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights attacks The Sun newspaper over its decision to publish an article calling migrants "cockroaches"

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, pointed out that “cockroaches” was used by both the Nazis and those responsible for the genocide in Rwanda.

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28 June 2013

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks fail to get phone-hacking cases dropped [UK]

Author: Lisa O'Carroll, Guardian (UK)

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, and Andy Coulson...have lost a last ditch attempt to get their prosecution over alleged phone hacking dropped. The court of appeal...made the ruling after Coulson sought to have the...

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4 December 2012

Corporates must be more open about difficulties as well as benefits

Author: Matthew Taylor (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) for Guardian Sustainable Business Blog

[C]ompanies…use a wide variety of assets to create wider economic and social benefits...[Y]et… every few weeks we are…treated to [examples] of corporate misbehaviour…Perhaps being honest about the difficult issues and trade-offs which are involved in...

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25 July 2012

Tough months ahead for Brooks and Coulson

Author: Jonathan Holmes, ABC [USA]

It's hard to exaggerate how devastating the implications of yesterday's events are for News Corporation's British operations, and especially for the two former editors of the News of the World…Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson...Alison Levitt QC,...

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26 October 2011

Coming to the table – a time for media firms to respect human rights?

Author: Lucy Amis, Day Associates [UK]

The media provide an essential vehicle for freedom of expression globally…Yet until the News International [part of News Corp.] phone-hacking scandal resurfaced this year…we had lost sight of the fact that media organisations are major multinational...

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19 July 2011

Murdochs Say Top Executives Didn’t Know of Phone Hacking [UK]

Author: Sarah Lyall, New York Times [USA]

[During evidence to a UK Parliamentary committee] Rupert Murdoch...[and James Murdoch] apologized profusely…for the phone hacking scandal…even as they insisted they had not ordered or tried to cover up unethical newsgathering at their newspapers and...

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19 July 2011

[PDF] News International hacking scandal highlights need for human rights due diligence [UK]

Author: Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

The…News International hacking scandal highlights two key lessons…First, the company’s falling share price emphasises the link between good corporate governance and shareholder value. Well-governed companies behave more ethically and really do perform...

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15 July 2011

Phone hacking: News International chief Brooks quits [UK]

Author: BBC News [UK]

Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, has resigned…Her departure follows days of growing pressure for her to step down as the phone hacking crisis grew. In a statement, she said she felt a "deep responsibility for the people we have...

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