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It took the news of a missing girl s
voicemail messages being erased and the
subsequent hope she may still be alive, to
bring the News of the World phone hacking
scandal into the spotlight.
The scandal has consumed the majority of
the news cycle for much of the past month
but its roots go back well over a decade.
At the height of the scandal, each day
brought new sackings, resignations, arrests,
enquiries and salacious gossip.
Non-Murdoch owned media outlets couldn t
get enough and we as consumers fed off
the satisfaction of watching one of the
world s most powerful and influential men,
Rupert Murdoch, interrogated on live TV
about what happened in what he reminded
us, was only 1% of his company.
The age old questions about power,
corruption and undue influence were raised
in many people s minds.
The story may be playing out in the
UK but its ramifications are global
and not just for Rupert Murdoch s
empire. How much trust can we place
in what we read? Are we actually
getting balanced coverage of events?
How much influence is wielded over our
local media and what they will or won t
publish on any given topic? How much
are we, as consumers, hungry for
information and gossip, to blame for
Justin Glyn ponders the relevance for
Australians in an article first published in
By JUSTIN GLYN
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