FROM Ben Fenton
Leveson Report Calls for Media Regulator in UK Hacking Scandal A 2000-page critique says British newspapers have shown a "significant and reckless disregard for accuracy" and calls for an independent regulator underpinned by the law. Ben Fenton is chief media correspondent for the Financial Times .
Murdoch Scandal Produces First Criminal Charges Rebekah Brooks, her husband and former aides say they're outraged by criminal charges filed against them today in connection with phone hacking and government corruption. Brooks was one of Rupert Murdoch's top executives and closest confidants, but the Crown Prosecution Service says she conspired to pervert the course of justice. Ben Fenton is chief media correspondent for the Financial Times .
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