London: Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch will next week appear before the Leveson Inquiry, which is going into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press, in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal.

Rupert Murdoch will appear before the televised inquiry on Wednesday and Thursday, while James Murdoch will appear on Tuesday, the inquiry on Thursday said. It will be the first time the Murdochs will appear before the inquiry.

Rupert Murdoch, who appeared before the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee last year, will be questioned about practices at titles owned by him in Britain in the light of the phone-hacking scandal that resulted in the closure of News of the World.

Several inquiries are being conducted on issues related to the phone-hacking scandal, including by Scotland Yard.

Over 50 people have been arrested so far, with the possibility that they may face charges based on the investigations conducted.

Aidan Barclay, chairman of the Telegraph group and Evgeny Lebedev, chairman of Independent Print Limited and Evening Standard Limited, will appear before the Leveson inquiry on Monday.

Several journalists, police officials, celebrities and individuals related to British journalism have appeared before the Leveson Inquiry so far.