News of the World may have targeted families of dead soldiers
Rebekah Brooks, who was editor of NOTW at the time has refused to resign as chief executive of News International, the parent company of the Sunday tabloid. Yesterday the Chairman and CEO of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch released a statement in which he fully backed Brooks’ leadership.
“Recent allegations of phone hacking and making payments to police with respect to the News of the World are deplorable and unacceptable. I have made clear that our company must fully and proactively cooperate with the police in all investigations and that is exactly what News International has been doing and will continue to do under Rebekah Brooks’ leadership.
We are committed to addressing these issues fully and have taken a number of important steps to prevent them from happening again. I have also appointed Joel Klein to provide important oversight and guidance and Joel and Viet Dinh, an Independent Director, are keeping News Corporation’s Board fully advised as well.” – Rupert Murdoch
News Corporation are currently looking to bid for BSkyB and take full control of the Sky company.