Under-fire James Murdoch reappointed BSkyB director

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Rupert Murdoch's son James was reappointed as a director of British pay-TV giant BSkyB at the company's annual general meeting on Tuesday, despite calls from some shareholders for him to resign.

Provisional figures announced at the meeting in London gave him 81.24 percent of the vote with 18.76 percent against.

There have been calls for 38-year-old James to stand down from his role as BSkyB chairman because a newspaper owned by his father's firm was closed in July amid public revulsion at phone hacking.

© 2011 AFP

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