Resignation of Executive Director of the group of “News of the World,” Rebekah Brooks

LONDON – , who led the British subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire embroiled in the scandal of pirated phones with “News of the World,” announced her resignation on Friday.

The CEO of News International, UK arm of News Corp, has announced in an email to the reporters group. Former editor of “News of the World” from 2000 to 2003, Rebekah Brooks ran News International since 2007.

Rupert Murdoch had reaffirmed its “total” confidence in Rebekah Brooks and refused her resignation. “I felt that the appropriate and responsible action was to stay ahead in the heart of the crisis. But this wish to remain on deck has made me a focus of debate,” said Rebekah Brooks in her email that News International has made ​​public.

“This now turns the attention of all our sincere efforts to solve the problems of the past. When I submitted my resignation to Rupert Murdoch and James. If this was a topic of discussion, this time it has been accepted,” said Ms. Brooks.

Tom Mockridge, currently CEO of the television channel Sky Italia, News Corp. dependent, was appointed to succeed Rebekah Brooks, the company said.

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