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Annexed hereto as Exhibit A is an announcement by The News
Corporation Limited released to the Australian Stock Exchange
("ASX") on April 19, 2004.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed
on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date:	April 19, 2004				By:	/s/ Arthur M. Siskind
							Arthur M. Siskind


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A.	Announcement by The News Corporation
	Limited released to ASX on April 19, 2004.			6


News Corporation

N E W S  R E L E A S E
For Immediate Release 		Contact: Andrew Butcher 212-852-7070

News Corporation Elects Two New Directors

Resignation Of Graham Kraehe Becomes Effective

NEW YORK, NY, April 16, 2004: News Corporation today announced that Peter
Barnes, the former president of Philip Morris Asia, Inc., and Viet Dinh,
professor of law at Georgetown University, have been elected to the company's
Board of Directors. The appointments are effective immediately. The elections
of Mr. Barnes and Professor Dinh, and the resignation of Mr. Kraehe, increase
the number of News Corporation's directors to 14.

News Corp. also announced that the resignation from the board of Graham
Kraehe became effective today. Mr. Kraehe foreshadowed his resignation
after his recent appointment as chairman of the National Australia Bank.

News Corp. chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch praised Mr. Kraehe,
who joined the board in January 2001 and was chairman of the Company's audit

Mr. Murdoch said: "We will miss Graham's extremely valuable contribution
to the board and his tireless efforts as chairman of the Audit Committee.
Graham has been an outstanding independent director who has earned the
highest respect of all our directors and senior executives. We wish him
every success at his new endeavors."

In a statement today, Mr. Kraehe said: "I have enjoyed my time on the
News Corporation board and believe that the business is poised for an
exciting period of continued strong growth."

Mr. Kraehe added: "I fully support the proposed restructuring of News
Corporation and the dual listing in North America, which I think will
be to the benefit of all shareholders.

Announcing the elections of Mr. Barnes and Professor Dinh, Mr. Murdoch
said: "Peter Barnes and Viet Dinh share an extraordinary breadth of
experience that will complement the world-class slate of outside directors
already on the News Corp. board.

"Peter has had a long and distinguished career in consumer marketing at
the very highest levels around the world. At the Philip Morris Group,
Peter was a senior executive in virtually all of the key markets in
which News Corp. operates.

"Viet Dinh has had a remarkable career that has earned him the respect
and admiration of legal scholars, politicians and business leaders. Having
arrived in America as a Vietnamese refugee at age 10, Viet's academic
brilliance and sheer hard work have propelled him to the very top of his
field. His work as a key advisor to the Bush Administration in the war
on terror has been invaluable to the security of the American people."

Mr. Barnes, who lives in Sydney, Australia, said: "I look forward to
joining the distinguished members of the News Corp. board at an exciting
time in the Company's history."

Mr. Dinh said: "I am honored to join the company of this distinguished
board and am excited at the prospects of the News Corporation."

Peter Barnes, 61, had a long career with the Philip Morris Group (now
Altria Group), one of the world's leading consumer marketing organizations.
His experience with Philip Morris was gained across a number of its wine
and tobacco businesses in the USA, the UK and Asia. Prior to his retirement
from Philip Morris, Mr. Barnes was president of Philip Morris Asia. He is
a director of Ansell Limited, Metcash Trading Limited and chairman of Samuel
Smith & Son Pty Ltd. Mr. Barnes is also chairman of Intermilling Limited
(Malaysia). Mr. Barnes is president of the Winemakers' Federation of
Australia, the peak industry body representing Australian wineries

Viet Dinh, 36, is professor of law and director of the Asian Law and Policy
Studies Program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  After law
school, where he was a class marshal and an Olin research fellow in law
and economics, Professor Dinh served as a law clerk to Judge Laurence H.
Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He also served as counsel to the
Special Master mediating a number of lawsuits by Holocaust victims against
German and Austrian financial institutions. Most recently, Professor Dinh
served as Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy in the U.S. Department
of Justice.

The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NCP, NCPDP) had
total assets as of December 31, 2003 of approximately US$52 billion and
total annual revenues of approximately US$19 billion. News Corporation
is a diversified international media and entertainment company with
operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television;
cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television;
magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. The
activities of News Corporation are conducted principally in the United
States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and
the Pacific Basin.

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