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James Murdoch quits BSkyB

James Murdoch has stepped down as chairman of BSkyB after months of pressure over the phone hacking scandal at News International.

ITV News understands MPs examining the issue are split on whether he misled Parliament over his role.

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Harman attacks Rupert Murdoch's 'monopolistic ownership'

Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman has blamed Rupert Murdoch's "monopolistic ownership" of the media for the problems revealed by the Leveson Inquiry:

Changes at the top of BSkyB should not distract us from the fundamental, structural problems of media ownership. [Rupert] Murdoch owns too many newspapers...The problems revealed by the Leveson Inquiry are a result of the absence of a proper complaints system and too great a concentration of media power...It is clear that there is a fundamental problem of monopolistic ownership.

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