Phone-Hacking Scandal

The extent of phone hacking at the British newspaper News of the World has led to the closure of the paper after 168 years. Allegations of phone hacking first emerged in 2005, but police now say there could be up to 4,000 victims including celebrities, sport stars, politicians and victims of crime. The scandal has prompted wider questions about press regulation, media ownership, the police, and relationships between politicians and journalists.