Summary Box: UK minister will disclose emails

Summary Box: UK minister will disclose emails on Murdoch bid to take over broadcaster

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Summary Box: UK minister will disclose emails

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FILE - In this Monday Oct. 3, 2011 file photo Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of Sate for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, speaks at Britain's Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)

THE PROMISE: Britain's culture secretary says he will disclose all the texts and emails he sent to a special adviser who resigned amid questions over too-close contacts the government may have had with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

THE REGULATOR: Minister Jeremy Hunt was responsible for deciding whether News Corp. would be allowed to take full control of British Sky Broadcasting, in which it holds a 39 percent stake.

LOBBYING: A News Corp. lobbyist had been in contact by email with Hunt's office, mainly with special adviser Adam Smith. Smith resigned on Wednesday, taking responsibility for the correspondence.

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