Statement from the Management and Standards Committee

London – July 21, 2011 – News Corporation’s Management and Standards Committee can confirm that News International today (Thursday, July 21) terminated the contract of a member of staff in relation to his previous work at the News of the World. The MSC is authorised to co-operate fully with all relevant investigations and inquiries in the News of the World phone hacking case, police payments and all other related issues across News International, as well as conducting its own enquiries where appropriate. Nixson was appointed news editor of the News of the World in 2006 and became features editor the following year.

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