Thursday, March 28, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Leacock 232, 855 Sherbrooke Street West [map]
The “dark arts”, as the illicit practices adopted by certain members of the British press came to be known, made headlines around the world when the News of the World phone-hacking scandal unraveled in the summer of 2011. The Metropolitan Police was implicated, as were certain politicians, for their inappropriate ties with members of the press. And, then, there was Rupert Murdoch himself, who was forced to close down the longstanding News of the World; accept the dissolution of his bid for control of satellite network BSkyB; and step down as director of News International, News Corp’s British division.