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.
Solicitor, specialising in working with individuals and companies in managing unwanted media attention. He told the Inquiry that leaks under the guise of unnamed police sources could cause serious damage to individuals, citing the example of Parameswaran Subramanyan, a Tamil hunger striker. Though Mr Subramanyan had successfully sued the Daily Mail for the libel that he was in fact eating, Boyd related that he suffered significant damage to his reputation and received death threats.
Inclusion London, commissioned by the Glasgow Media Group and the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, was asked to carry out a study of changes in the way the media reports disability and how those changes impacted on public attitudes towards disabled people. In carrying out the study, it compared media coverage of disability in five papers in 2010-11 with a similar period in 2004-05.
Independent voluntary organisation working in the field of immigration. Set up to help individuals and families affected by British immigration and nationality law and policy. The organisation gave evidence on the negative press suffered by asylum seekers and immigrants.
At the time of the Inquiry, the Newspaper Society represented the regional media industry. The majority of regional newspaper publishers, whether large group or small family-run business, are members of the NS. Told the Inquiry that "self-regulation worked in the regional and local press". No regional title has ever refused to publish an adverse adjudication.
Independent body representing the interests of professional and private investigators in the UK and worldwide. David Palmer, principal at the time of the Inquiry, reported that its preference would be licensing of the profession by regulatory authority. "Self-regulation without statutory backing would be ineffective," he said.