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 Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London at time of Inquiry, with interests in philosophies of the mind, language and feminism. Submitted evidence relating to questions of freedom of expression and the public interest.
At the time of giving evidence, Megone was Professor of Interdisciplinary Applied Ethics at Leeds University, having led a successful £3 million bid for a new Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Inter-Disciplinary Ethics, of which he became director. Told the Inquiry that there was a significant public interest in a free press, but the social purpose or interest which the press serves is not guaranteed to be achieved simply by the freedom given by lack of censorship. The public had an interest in a press which was more than simply "free" in that sense, he said.
Greek-Australian moral and legal philosopher. Quain Professor of Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Laws, University College London at time of giving evidence. Offered his thoughts on the difference between rights and interests. Gave his view that some information can be in the public interest without there being a corresponding right to have access to that information (just as it could be in your interest to have your friend's kidney, but it is not your right to have it).
One of two vice chairmen of the British Press Photographers Association and a news and features photographer with more than 20 years' experience in the industry. Turner told the Inquiry that the evidence given to the Inquiry on photographers so far had not acknowledged the diversity of press photography, using phrases such as "paparazzi" too readily when the overwhelming majority of photographers behaved legally and ethically.
Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the time of the Inquiry and visiting Cambridge University as a Senior Research Associate. Has published widely on Kant's philosophy and on moral, political and feminist philosophy. Well-known for her work on pornography and objectification. Offered her views on "Speech acts" and a free press.