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Murdoch in UK amid BSkyB pressure  Rupert Murdoch is in the midst of the phone-hacking crisis, as he faces growing pressure to scrap his company's takeover bid for BSkyB NoW goes to presses for last time
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BBC boss to head New York Times  The New York Times Company has announced that BBC director general Mark Thompson is to become its chief executive and president in November Murdoch resigns as News International director  Rupert Murdoch, 81, has resigned from a string of directorships controlling his News Corporation's UK newspapers UK lawmakers: Murdoch not fit to run business  Global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is 'not a fit person' to run a major international company, lawmakers investigating phone hacking reported James Murdoch quits UK newspapers  James Murdoch has stepped down as executive chairman of News International, the business that owns the Sun and the Times titles News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB
  Greece suspends state broadcaster

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Jun.11   Greece
  The Greek government has shut down the public broadcaster ERT, calling it a 'haven of waste'

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Aug.14   London
Jul.21   London
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Jul.13   London
  Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has announced that it is dropping its planned bid to take full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB

Jul.10   London
Jul.9   London
  The last edition of the News of the World is being published, its front page declaring: 'Thank you & goodbye'
Jul.7   London Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing
  The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue
 This Sunday's issue will be the last edition of the paper, News International chairman James Murdoch says. The announcement follows accusations that the paper eavesdropped on the phone messages of murder and terror victims, politicians and celebrities

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Sep.8   Turkey Turkey fines media firm $2.5 billion  The government slapped manufacturing and media giant Dogan Holding with a massive fine for unpaid taxes Jan.21   London Ex-KGB billionaire buys UK newspaper  Alexander Lebedev, 49, is buying a controlling stake in the venerable Evening Standard for 1, assuming the unprofitable paper's debts

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Jul.15   Scotland New Harry Potter book hits shops
  The sixth book has been published around the world, ending the wait for eager fans

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Oct.5   Turkey TV channels yanked off the air  Authorities turn off 3 channels for dedicating too much time to the businessman's parliamentary campaign Jan.11   Moscow Independent TV-6 shut down  Russia's last independent national TV station has lost a court battle to avoid closure

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May.29   Moscow Court liquidates Gusinsky's empire  Media-Most has been liquidated for violating financial security laws Apr.13   Moscow Jordan claims control of NTV
  American financier says he has been officially registered as the new chief of Russian television network NTV Apr.11   Vatican   Vatican Radio given ultimatum  Radio has been threatened with closure by Italy unless it reduces electromagnetic emissions Apr.4   Moscow Ted Turner signs NTV deal
  CNN founder has reached a deal to buy out Gusinsky, the owner of Russia's only independent television network Apr.3   Moscow Bosses ousted at Russia's NTV
  A state-run gas giant Gazprom has taken control of only independent nationwide television station Feb.5   Moscow Kremlin buys control of TV  Berezovsky sold his 49 percent stake in ORT. Abramovich acted as the Kremlin's middleman Jan.16   Moscow Media baron's ally arrested  Finance director Anton Titov was detained. The head of the media empire Gusinsky is facing fraud charges

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B. 2012-08-14 BBC boss to head New York Times London
C. 2012-07-21 Murdoch resigns as News International director London
3. 2012-05-01 UK lawmakers: Murdoch not fit to run business London
E. 2012-02-29 James Murdoch quits UK newspapers London
F. 2011-07-13 News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB London
6. 2011-07-10 Murdoch in UK amid BSkyB pressure London
7. 2011-07-09 NoW goes to presses for last time London
2011-07-07 Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing London

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