Ben Fenton

Financial Times

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Chief media correspondent for the Financial Times

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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