With Rupert Murdoch arriving in London this week amid the deepening crisis in his UK news empire, Bloomberg reports the mogul could also face unhappy staffers at The Sun who have demanded an audience with him. Scotland Yard is currently investigating alleged bribes paid to police officers by Sun journalists with 9 so far arrested. (Per The Guardian, claims are now being made that certain public officials were on what essentially amounted to a £10,000 annual retainer.) Sun employees want reassurance they will not face the same fate as their colleagues at News Of The World which was shuttered this summer when the phone-hacking scandal blew wide open. What’s more, some Sun journalists are reportedly mulling legal action against News International, the News Corp arm that runs the UK papers, based on the Human Rights Act and with the help of the National Union of Journalists. The Independent says reporters are looking to build a case claiming the Sun‘s parent company breached the workers’ right to freedom of expression by giving evidence about their sources to investigators. News Corp has been cooperating with the investigations via its internal Management and Standards Committee.
Murdoch May Face Angry (And Litigious?) Sun Staff In London On Friday: Reports
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