Peter Jukes is an author based in London. His second nonfiction book, Fall of the House of Murdoch, which puts the current scandal against the half-century rise of News Corp., was published by Unbound earlier this year.

Private messages were published in a London court Wednesday as prosecutors alleged that former members of Blair’s Labour government offered support to the former executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International.

Rupert Murdoch’s flame-haired deputy took the stand in London to answer charges that she conspired to hack into the phones of politicians, celebrities and crime victims during her tenure at News of the World.