News Corp. has called in Edelman to handle fallout from its phone hacking scandal that has engulfed its British operation.

The No. 1 independent PR firm is providing communications and PA counsel to News International’s management and standards committee that is handling the internal inquiry into the hacking of a murdered 13-year-old girl and allegations of snooping into the calls of family members of soldiers killed in Afghanistan/Iraq and victims of the London terror attacks.

Edelman’s Alex Bigg, Edelman’s managing director for corporate affairs, and James Lundie, managing director for PA, handle the account.  They report to Will Lewis, general manager of News International, which is responsible for Rupert Murdoch’s British papers.

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