Phone Hacking Scandal

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Campbell Burke
Student No. 4491002
* After the 2005 Royal phone hacking scandal another investigation was launched into phone hacking called operation Weeting. It was announced in January 2011 by the police that a new investigation would be conducted as a result new information. * In April 2011 News International stated that they would pay out compensation and give an official apology to eight cases that involved phone hacking and the breach of privacy, however they would contest all other petitions. * After an uproar over the revealed hacking of Milly Dowler’s phone on July 4th 2011 a campaign was launched on social media sites to get advertises to drop the newspaper. During the following days News of the World would decide to stop being printed after the July 10th issue. 2)

One party affected were the number of victims of the illegal phone hacking including celebrities, politicians, law enforcement officials, solicitors, and the general public. Victims ranged from British soldiers' relatives who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and London terrorist attack victims.

Also a number of employees from the News of the World have been arrested, totaling nine at the present, it had also caused several resignations not just from the newspaper but also from the police. Because of the eventual closure of News of the World 200 employees have been laid off. The general public have also been impacted as they have lost the trust of media corporations due to the substantial unethical behaviour of members of a large media corporation. Also another party impacted are business who are involved in media who have gained a bad reputation from just being involved in the same industry as News of the World.

I believe the most difficult sentence to write in the ‘Sorry’ advertisement is the line, “I realise that simply apologising is not enough.” He realises that a simple apology will not solve the problem that drastic...
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