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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:55 UK time, Friday, 28 January 2011

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on.

The Telegraph reports the former culture secretary Tessa Jowell has alerted police about an attempt to hack into her mobile phone voicemail as recently as last week. She told BBC News: "I am not making a claim that my phone was unlawfully hacked into... My phone provider said an attempt had been made to access my voicemail and I am now trying to establish the status of that attempt."

The Guardian says the former culture secretary Tessa Jowell has hired lawyers to seek to discover who hacked into her phone on 28 separate occasions in 2006, as the scandal engulfing the News of the World prompts a growing list of public figures to seek legal redress.

Stephen Glover in the Independent questions the role of Rebekah Brooks, Chief Executive of News International, who was editor of the NOTW from 2000 until 2003 and then editor of The Sun. He writes: "It is not necessary to prove she had personal knowledge of phone hacking... to conclude that she is not the right person either to sort out this mess or to restore the battered reputation of News International."

A BBC television programme that encouraged 20 dogs to foul a residential street in Lancashire has been criticised by a council leader. Producers of The Street That Cut Everything used the dog mess to try to depict what life could be like if council services were withdrawn. Preston Council's Conservative leader, Ken Hudson, said it was not a good way to spend licence fee-payers' money. The BBC reports Tory MP Stephen Hammond said he would complain to media regulator Ofcom.

The Daily Mail says the BBC was last night accused of 'outrageous scaremongering' about the impact of public spending cuts after commissioning a documentary in which a street has all its council services taken away. The programme is to be peesented by BBC political editor Nick Robinson.

Amazon has announced that in the US it sold more e-books for its Kindle device than it sold paperback books in the last three months of 2010 reports the BBC. But its profit margins were down as it spent money on discounting, acquisitions and building new depots.

The BBC's newspaper review says the unrest in Egypt is widely covered in the papers on what the Independent calls the country's "day of reckoning". After police warned they may be unable to control demonstrations, the Daily Telegraph suggests Egypt "appeared to be on the brink of revolution".

Links in full

Telegraph | Tessa Jowell alerts police to fresh attempt to hack her mobile phone voicemail last week
Guardian | Phone-hacking row escalates as Tessa Jowell speaks out
Independent | How Rupert Murdoch lost control of his own story
BBC | BBC dog mess experiment in Lancashire condemned
Daily Mail | BBC 'council cuts' film farce: Producers bring in 20 dogs to foul street to show what would happen if services were removed
BBC | Amazon Kindle e-book downloads outsell paperbacks
BBC | Newspaper review

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