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BBC - Homepage. On politics, media, business, the environment and life. Looking Back at 2011: Retrospectives and Ideas for Teaching With Them. Updated | Jan. 1, 2012 We love a good year-end retrospective, and this week we’ve been rounding up the 2011 crop, from The Times and from around the Web.

Looking Back at 2011: Retrospectives and Ideas for Teaching With Them

Following our list of links, we’ve posted some ideas for using them — in or out of the classroom. Retrospectives. Ushahidi.

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Murdoch Makes Fresh Apology Over Hacking Scandal. Rebekah Brooks, the News Corp. executive removed last week amid the U.K. phone-hacking scandal, was arrested by police as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch made a fresh apology in national newspapers. Brooks, 43, attended a London police station voluntarily by pre-arranged appointment, her spokesman David Wilson said today in a phone interview.

Police said in an e-mailed statement they arrested a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of corruption and conspiring to intercept communications. The escalating crisis around the News of the World has within two weeks forced the closure of the 168-year-old tabloid and the resignation of executives including Brooks, CEO of the News International U.K. publishing unit, and its former Chairman Les Hinton. Murdoch last week withdrew a 7.8 billion pound ($12.6 billion) bid for full control of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc amid opposition from U.K. politicians.