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.
Lawyer specialising in competition law in the UK broadcasting and telecommunications sector. Gave evidence of working for three UK companies who believed themselves negatively impacted by the power of BSkyB. Lord suggested that attempts to have the issues investigated were frustrated by a real or perceived threat that newspapers controlled by News Corporation could harm the individuals or businesses seeking intervention.
Formed in 2003. The Office of Communications, known as Ofcom, is the UK government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom. At the request of Lord Leveson, Ofcom submitted a lengthy document outlining its views on how the press could be regulated in a way that preserves their independence and the rights of free expression.
Founded 1990. The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) was a voluntary regulatory body for British printed newspapers and magazines, made up of representatives of the major publishers. The PCC closed in 2014, and was replaced by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), chaired by Sir Alan Moses.