UPDATE 1-Pressure set to mount on James Murdoch | Reuters

by peterjukes

“The committee report has real impact as a form of political judgement of the management of News International,” Enders said.

The committee’s findings, which one member has said should be published before Easter, are likely to further dent Murdoch’s reputation and raise questions as to whether he is a liability to BSkyB rather than an asset.

Damian Collins, a lawmaker who sits on the committee, said it was making “good progress” on the report but he would not confirm when it might be published.

“There has been a lot more to go through than normally would be for a select committee and there will be a great deal of interest in every dot and comma,” he told Reuters.

“I am sure that Ofcom will be interested to see what we find in our report, we are working on that report now, and hope that will be helpful for whatever course of action they decide to take.”

Murdoch relocated to New York at the beginning of the year to look after News Corp’s international TV interests, although the move was viewed by many as an attempt to distant himself from the phone-hacking furore.

via UPDATE 1-Pressure set to mount on James Murdoch | Reuters.

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