Tabloid Hacks Exposed

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Duration: 29 minutes

Phone hacking was once dismissed by executives at News International as the illegal work of "one rogue reporter". The defence collapsed with one journalist at the News of the World being sacked and the original police inquiry having to be re-opened.

Panorama exposes the full extent of the "dark arts" employed by journalists across the industry to get their story. The programme reveals a dishonourable history of law breaking that went beyond phone hacking and questions the police inaction that let it continue.

  • News of the World executive obtained hacked e-mails

    News of the World executive obtained hacked e-mails

    A senior editor at the News of the World obtained e-mails hacked in to by a private investigator in 2006, BBC's Panorama uncovers.

    Read more about the investigation
  • News of the World obtained hacked e-mails

    News of the World obtained hacked e-mails

    A BBC Panorama investigation has established that a senior News of the World executive obtained confidential e-mails which had been illegally hacked in to by a private investigator.
    Alex Marunchak was sent a former Army intelligence officer's private information when he was the paper's Irish editor in 2006 - the same year the News of World's royal editor illegally accessed private mobile phone messages.
    The publisher of the News of the World, News International, has always claimed there is no evidence that law breaking at the paper went beyond phone hacking.

    Watch Vivian White's report
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Credits

Reporter
Vivian White
Producer
Stephen Scott

Broadcasts

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