Phone hacking prompted soul searching
Rupert Murdoch's daughter Elisabeth says Britain's phone-hacking scandal has prompted soul searching at News Corp over how some behaviour fell so short of the company's values.
In a speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Elisabeth Murdoch said a major lessons from the last year - which rocked Britain's political establishment and shook her father's media empire - has been the need for ''a rigorous set of values'' governing institutions.
Murdoch acknowledged that given a ''dearth of integrity'' in so many news institutions, it could be difficult to argue for ''the fierce protection of a free press.''
Allegations that the News of the World, a now-closed Murdoch tabloid, hacked people's phones to get scoops broadened into a bigger scandal over the past year, prompting multiple investigations and dozens of arrests.