Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks
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Rebekah Brooks' resignation 'the right decision'

Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, has resigned, the company has confirmed.

Her departure followed days of growing pressure to step down as the phone hacking crisis grew.

John Whittingdale, chairman of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said her resignation was "the right decision".

  • 15 Jul 2011