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News Corp backs Murdoch

The News Corporation board of directors has issued unanimous statement of support for chairman Rupert Murdoch, after a report by MPs into phone hacking said he was "not a fit person" to run a major international company.

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Murdoch: Review found no evidence of illegal conduct

I would also like to inform you today that the autonomous Management and Standards Committee, which was established by the Company to ensure full cooperation with all investigations, has completed its review of the Times and Sunday Times, assisted by outside counsel, Linklaters. The Management and Standards Committee has also completed its internal review into The Sun.

We found no evidence of illegal conduct other than a single incident reported months ago, which led to the discipline of the relevant employee.

– Rupert Murdoch

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