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Rupert Murdoch: "We're sorry"

The publisher of <em>News of the World</em> apologises for the "serious wrongdoing" at the paper.

The advert that will appear in newspapers tomorrow is below:

The News of the World was in the business of holding others to account.

It failed when it came to itself.

We are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred.

We are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected.

We regret not acting faster to sort things out.

I realise that simply apologising is not enough.

Our business was founded on the idea that a free and open press should be a positive force in society. We need to live up to this.

In the coming days, as we take further concrete steps to resolve these issues and make amends for the damage they have caused, you will hear more from us.

The contrite advert is signed by Rupert Murdoch. Here is the image (via @timgatt)

Here is the image (via @timgatt)

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