Murdoch tells staff NI internal purge is over

The internal Management and Standards Committee has completed its investigation, Murdoch says.

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News International titles. The News of the World was shut in July last year. Photo: Getty Images

 

Rupert Murdoch has attempted move on from yesterday's damning parliamentary criticism by informing staff that the internal Management and Standards Committee has now completed its investigation into his surviving UK titles.
 
The MSC inquiries have resulted in 12 serving and former senior Sun journalists being arrested on suspicion of being involved in bribery and corruption.
 
Murdoch said that no wrongdoing has been uncovered at The Times and Sunday Times beyond the illegal hacking by The Times in 2009 of an email account to unmask anonymous police blogger Nightjack.
 
Murdoch said yesterday in a letter to staff: "Today, the UK's Parliamentary select committee on culture, media and sport released its full report on issues surrounding phone hacking at the News of the World.