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Two UK Murdoch journalists in apparent suicide bids
Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 6, 2012 6:00pm EST | Georgina Prodhan

Posted on 03/06/2012 3:47:41 PM PST by Olog-hai

Two senior journalists working for Rupert Murdoch's News International have apparently attempted suicide as pressure mounts at the scandal-hit publisher of the now-defunct News of the World.

Three sources close to the company told Reuters on Tuesday the two journalists at the Sun daily appeared to have tried to take their own lives. Investigations sparked by a phone-hacking scandal continue to expose dubious practices by present and past employees.

Eleven current and former staff of the Sun, Britain's best-selling daily tabloid, have been arrested this year on suspicion of bribing police or civil servants for tip-offs.

Their arrests have come as a result of information provided to the police by the Management and Standards Committee (MSC), a body set up by parent company News Corp to facilitate police investigations and liaise with the courts. …

Politicians once close to Murdoch, including Prime Minister David Cameron, turned their backs on him and demanded answers after the Guardian newspaper revealed the News of the World had hacked the phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: journalists; murdoch; suicide

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