Phone-hacking report: As it happened

Key points

  • Rupert Murdoch 'is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company', MPs have said
  • Its report has concluded that Mr Murdoch exhibited 'wilful blindness' to what was going on in his media empire
  • The committee was split six to four with Tory members refusing to endorse the report and branding it 'partisan'
  • News Corp says it is 'carefully reviewing' the report and will 'respond shortly'
  • Watchdog Ofcom says it will 'consider the report' as part of its inquiry into whether BSkyB should hold a broadcasting licence

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  • Julian Joyce 
  • Stephanie Holmes 
  • Sarah Bell 
  • Margaret Ryan 

Last updated 1 May 2012

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