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.
Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University, Wales. His career in journalism included assignments at the Financial Times, the directorship of BBC News & Current Affairs, and editorships of The Independent and New Statesman. He was a founding board member of Ofcom. Gave the Inquiry examples of ethical issues such as defamation and contempt that would be included as part of the Journalism diploma/MA at Cardiff.
Welsh academic specialising in political philosophy and, at time of Inquiry, Professor Emerita of Political Philosophy at the University of York. Vice-President (Social Sciences) of the British Academy (2008 to 2012), Mendus covered the philosophical area of conflicts between freedom and the public interest.
Police officer and at the time of the Inquiry Principal of the Institute of Professional Investigators (IPI) based at the Financial Crime Unit (Fraud Squad) of Gwent Police. Palmer outlined the aims of the IPI which were to provide training and help establish ethical practices for private and public-sector investigators.
Born 1967. Welsh politician and First Minister of Wales at the time of the Inquiry, the third politician to lead the Welsh government. Told Inquiry he could think of no example in Wales where the media had had influence on public or political appointments.
Independent investigative website launched in 2010 combining television programmes with journalism. Took its name from the Rebecca Riots, which took place in South and Mid Wales in the 19th century, and edited by Paddy French, who approached the Leveson Inquiry because he believed the News of the World reporter Mazher Mahmood had exaggerated the number of prosecutions arising from his exposures in his book Confessions of a Fake Sheikh.
Formed 1952. The sole representative body for police officers in the ranks of superintendent and chief superintendent in England and Wales. Its members are the senior operational leaders in policing in the 43 Home Office forces, British Transport Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the British Transport Police. The Association's headquarters are in Pangbourne, Berkshire.
Evidence on behalf of the Cardiff-based regional paper, which is owned by the Trinity Mirror Group, was given by the editor, Tim Gordon. Asked about hospitality, he told the Inquiry that the average South Wales Echo reporter spent 71p a week on entertaining.
One of the four territorial police forces in Wales, with headquarters in Bridgend, and at the time of the Inquiry covering Cardiff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Swansea and the western South Wales Valleys. The largest police force in Wales in terms of population, and the seventh largest in the UK at the time. Chief Constable Peter Vaughan gave evidence on police relations with the media, which included keeping registers of all hospitality, accepted or refused. A media register of contacts between news media and police had been in place since 2011, Vaughan told the Inquiry.