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NUJ demands full inquiry into phone hacking

8 April 2011

The NUJ has demanded that the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World must be subject of a full judicial inquiry.

Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary, commenting on the News International admission of phone hacking at the News of the World, said:

"Now that this admission has finally been made, the need for a high level judicial inquiry into behaviour at News International is more urgent than ever. It is vital that this whole matter is brought out into the open and not hushed up through some in-house compensation scheme.
"The public interest demands that standards at News International, which is spreading like a rash across the whole media world, must be fully examined and exposed."

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