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James Murdoch stands down as BSkyB chairman

James Murdoch has resigned from his role as chairman of UK broadcaster BSkyB, but will remain on the board.

The move is part of an effort to distance that company from the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World newspaper, once a Murdoch title.

It means he no longer has a major role at a UK company. He also stood down as chairman of the newspaper publisher, News International, last month.

His father Rupert founded its parent company, News Corporation.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 03 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK
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