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11/29/2011 08:59 am ET

James Murdoch Re-Elected BSkyB Chairman, But Many Dissent

James Murdoch has been re-elected as chairman of BSkyB, after the British broadcasting company held its annual meeting on Tuesday.

Murdoch faced calls to resign from his role at BSkyB due to his involvement with and relationship to the phone hacking scandal that has rocked BSkyB's parent company, News Corp. News Corp. owns 39 percent of BSkyB.

During the annual meeting, one third of independent BSkyB shareholders voted against Murdoch's re-election as chairman.

It's the second time in as many months that Murdoch has faced dissent from within News Corp. In October, 75 percent of independent shareholders voted to oust him and his brother Lachlan from the company's board.

Murdoch recently stepped down from the boards of the two News Corp.-owned subsidiaries responsible for publishing the company's British papers. One of the parent companies published the new defunct News of the World tabloid, the paper at the center of News Corp.'s phone hacking scandal.

View a slideshow below of protesters outside BSkyB's annual meeting. All photos are from Getty.

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