Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
Managing Editor of The Sun at the time of the Inquiry, gave a number of witness statements to the Inquiry on subjects ranging from an alleged prank to mark Charlotte Church's 16th birthday to the paper's coverage of the war in Afghanistan. In 2014, he left News International after 24 years to take up an appointment as Director of Communications for the Department of Work and Pensions.
Established in 2009 as a campaign to boost public support for a change in how Britain deals with lower-level offenders, Make Justice Work urges a switch from expensive and futile short prison terms to intensive and effective sanctions. Told the Inquiry that the tabloid press too often represented community solutions as "soft options".
Founded 1993. Charity established to advise individuals with whistleblowing dilemmas at work. Supports organisations with whistleblowing procedures, informs public policy and seeks legislative change. Submitted a document on the relevance of whistleblowing to the culture and ethics of the press.
British Labour Party politician who, as Member of Parliament for Leicester East since 1987, was at time of the Inquiry Parliament's longest-serving British Asian MP. He gave his opinion that broadcasting regulation worked well and could be a useful model for the press.
The Trust, a bio-medical research charity based in London, joined with the Association of Medical Research Charities and Cancer Research UK to give evidence. Told the Inquiry that a 2011 Report on Public Attitudes to Science revealed that most people heard or read about science via the media and a third received their information from printed media. It acknowledged much good reporting but also expressed concern about "scare stories" and the negative impact they could have.
IT expert employed by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), a Non-Departmental Public Body of the Home Office created to support effective policing and improve public safety. Answered questions about the Police National Computer and the vetting procedures for access to it.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public-service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in London and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation, and the largest in terms of number of employees. The BBC is established under a Royal Charter and operates under its Agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee charged to all British households, companies, and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record television services.
Founded 1994. Advisory non-departmental public body of the UK Government, established to advise the Prime Minister on ethical standards of public life. Gave evidence to the Inquiry on its Biennial survey covering trust in the media and journalists.
Independent regulator for the print and digital media in Ireland, aiming to provide the public with a quick, fair and free method of resolving complaints in relation to member publications of the Press Council of Ireland. John Horgan, Ombudsman at the time of the Inquiry, gave evidence.
Public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Tony Harcup, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, gave evidence on the possibility of a "conscience clause", as proposed by the National Union of Journalists, as a way of improving journalistic standards and ethics.