UK hacking scandal: Oppn parties grill PM Cameron

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London, Jul 13: Opposition parties attacked the British Prime Minister and questioned him on why his office ignored the reports of spying.

Parties demanded that Murdoch's takeover of British Sky Broadcasting be blocked.

Opposition also demanded that Murdoch be condemned after a American senator warned that journalists under Murdoch who illegally eavesdropped on the 9/11 attacks would face severe aftermath.

Jay Rockefeller, Senator, West Virginia Democrat called Murdoch's corporation "offensive and a serious breach of journalistic ethics," violating the US law.

The Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee urged that government "investigate to ensure that Americans have not had their privacy violated."

Murdoch along with son James and the ex-editor Rebekah Brooks , News of the World have been called to testify in front of lawmakers next week.

Murdoch decided to shut down his 168-year-old newspaper, News of the World after it came to light that the newspaper illegally eavesdropped on phone messages of politicians, celebrities, terrorist and murder victims and also bribed police officers to carry out their operation.

Despite of its closure the News International owns The Times, The Sunday Times and the Sun in Britain and Murdoch's News Corporation includes The Wall Street Journal, Harper Collins publishers, The New York Post and the Fox News.

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