Journalism in the Public Interest


Your Handy Guide to Denials in the U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal


Actor Hugh Grant signs a placard in support of a public inquiry into the News of the World phone hacking scandal. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)

We here at ProPublica confront a lot of public officials with allegations of misconduct. Sometimes they issue denials, some of which turn out to be true, others of which are less than honest.

As the phone hacking scandal explodes in Britain (latest revelation: The News of the World reportedly broke into the voice mail of war widows), the Guardian has helpfully pulled together a list of vociferous denials from officials at Rupert Murdoch’s News International.

Read the guide.