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.
British journalist and documentary film-maker. In 2009, Atkins wrote and directed a film, Starsuckers, about press treatment of celebrities and the selling of false information to press outlets. Gave evidence to the Inquiry of the off-the-record accounts he had been given about the working practices of tabloid journalists.
British author, film-maker, investigative journalist and Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research and Development (IPRD), an independent think-tank. Submitted academic work to the Inquiry on Islam and Muslims in the British media.
Award-winning investigative writer and journalist, specialising in social affairs and science. Quarmby gave researched evidence on how people with disabilities are treated in the media and the impact it has on their lives. Criticised the Inquiry for being more interested in celebrities than those whose lives may equally be destroyed by bad journalism.