BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten
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Rupert Murdoch blocked my book, says Lord Patten

Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corps, blocked the publication of Chris Patten's book because he wanted to curry favour with the Chinese authorities, according to the former governor of Hong Kong.

Now chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten told the Leveson Inquiry into press standards that Stuart Profitt, an editor at Harper Collins, lost his job because he defended the book.

He also said that following legal advice, Lord Patten secured an apology and £50,000, and the book was published in the US.

  • 23 Jan 2012
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