The storm around News Corp. shows no signs of subsiding. After Tuesday's parliamentary hearing, James Murdoch has been accused of misleading MPs, The Guardian reported. If true, this greatly undermines the corporation's assurances of transparency, the paper noted. Moreover, the corporation could soon be in crisis in America as well, as the US Justice Department is preparing subpoenas as part of preliminary investigations into the corporation, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In Ecuador, three executives and a former columnist of El Universo were sentenced to three years in prison for libelling President Rafael Correa. They were also fined a total of $30 million, and the newspaper was given an additional $10 million fine. According to the BBC, press freedom groups have criticised the case as part of an effort to muzzle the Ecuadorean media.
Facebook investigated how media outlets are using Facebook Pages to keep their readers engaged. The findings of the analysis are presented in detail here.
The Guardian's Roy Greenslade reported on N. Ravi's resignation after serving 20 years as editor of The Hindu. In his embittered farewell letter to the board of the paper's publisher, Ravi does not mince his words, deploring the way the newspaper is currently run.
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