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Rupert Murdoch testifies in UK for the second day

world Updated: Apr 26, 2012 15:35 IST

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News Corp. executive chairman Rupert Murdoch has resumed his testimony before Britain's media ethics committee.


Murdoch is expected to be questioned on Thursday about the phone hacking scandal and his decision to close the News of the World tabloid after wrongdoing was exposed.

His earlier testimony focused on his political influence.

Murdoch has condemned phone hacking and other media misdeeds but claims he was unaware of its scope.

The 81-year-old executive has downplayed his political role in Britain and says he has not sought special favours.

The inquiry is being run by Lord Justice Brian Leveson, who is examining the relationship between British politicians and the press, a key question raised by the phone hacking scandal that brought down the News of the World in July.