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Les Hinton to give evidence to Commons phone-hacking inquiry




Les Hinton to give evidence to Commons phone-hacking inquiry
Les Hinton to give evidence to Commons phone-hacking inquiry



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http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/sep/10/les-hinton-phone-hacking 

By Leigh Holmwood
guardian.co.uk
10 September 2009

The Commons culture, media and sport select committee has confirmed that 
former News International executive chairman Les Hinton will give 
evidence to its inquiry into allegations of phone hacking by the News of 
the World next week.

Hinton, who is now based in New York in his new role as Dow Jones chief 
executive, will appear via video link on Tuesday, 15 September, at a 
hearing due to begin at 2.30pm, as part of the committee's ongoing 
inquiry into press standards, privacy and libel.

The investigation was reopened in July after the Guardian revealed that 
News International had paid about =C2=A31m in damages and costs to three 
individuals to settle legal cases over alleged phone hacking by News of 
the World journalists.

Hinton, who ran News International when News of the World royal editor, 
Clive Goodman, and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed in 
January 2007 for hacking into the phones of royal aides, left in 
December 2007 to become the chief executive of Dow Jones, the Wall 
Street Journal publisher and another News Corporation subsidiary.

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