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.
Journalist and editor of the Daily Mail at time of giving evidence. Was also editor-in-chief of DMG Media, which publishes the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, Metro, the Mailonline website and other titles. Dacre was a member of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) from 1999 to 2008, leaving to chair the PCC's Editors' Code of Practice Committee. After giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry about his views on regulation, he was later recalled to answer accusations made against the Mail by actor Hugh Grant.
Head of Editorial Legal Services at Associated Newspapers Limited ("ANL"), having joined ANL in 2009 after acting for them while a partner at solicitors Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC). All ANL photographers had to adhere to a code of practice, she said.
CEO of Telegraph Media Group at the time of the Inquiry, he stepped down in 2017 to become deputy chairman of the group. Told the Inquiry that the Telegraph was a strong supporter of the Editor's Code of Practice which "sets the benchmark for ethical standards, protecting both the rights of the individual and the public's right to know". It was the cornerstone of the system of self-regulation to which the industry has made a binding commitment, he said.
Finance Director and Company Secretary of Independent Print Limited at the time of the Inquiry. Gave evidence on procedures for payment of expenses, casual staff payments, etc. Said that to the best of his knowledge payments had not been made to private investigators.
A consultant cardiologist from Leicestershire whose daughter Madeleine, aged three, disappeared during a family holiday in Portugal in May 2007. Dr McCann, his wife Kate and their holiday companions were the subject of multiple libels in national newspapers, for some of which they sued and received damages.
A Leicestershire doctor whose daughter Madeleine, aged three, disappeared during a family holiday in Portugal in May 2007. Dr McCann, her husband Gerry and their holiday companions were the subject of multiple libels in national newspapers, for some of which they sued and received damages.
British viscount and inheritor of the media empire founded by his great-grandfather Harold Sidney Harmsworth. Chairman of DMG Media, owner of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday. Evidence submitted included lists of high-ranking politicians and business people who had been dinner guests and his communications with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, welcoming his views on local television and looking forward to discussions on the BBC. Lord Rothermere also told the Inquiry that at a meeting at Chequers he had felt it would have been "rude" to discuss Rupert Murdoch's bid for BskyB, extensively debated at that time, with the Prime Minister.