Rupert and James Murdoch questioned on phone hacking

  • 19 July 2011

The phone hacking story about UK newspapers is being talked about all across the world.

It's a very important story, and the focus today is on Westminster in central London, where the Houses of Parliament are.

The key figures involved in the scandal have been questioned by politicians in the Palace of Westminster grounds.

Rupert Murdoch, arguably the most powerful man in the media, and his son James were amongst those questioned.

MPs want to find out if the people in charge of Mr Murdoch's newspaper The News of The World knew that journalists were hacking into mobile phones to get juicy stories.

The hearing had to be suspended for 15 minutes after Rupert Murdoch was attacked by a protestor who tried to throw shaving foam over him.

Read more: guide to who's who in the hacking scandal