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.
At the time of the Inquiry, Chair of the Association of Police Authorities and member and of West Yorkshire Police. Burns-Williamson was appointed OBE for services to Community and Policing in the 2012 Honours List.
Chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (established in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989) and mother of James Aspinall, who died in the tragedy. Told the Inquiry of a meeting with The Sun where a "deal" was offered to the Group. If they publicly accepted The Sun's apology, The Sun would investigate the "lies" and build a sports field in Liverpool. The Group was appalled, Aspinall told the Inquiry.
The mosque, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, serves Great Britain's largest Muslim community, accommodating more than 7,000 worshippers. The chairman of the Mosque and its Centre, Abdul Bari, responded to the Inquiry's call for evidence of bias or prejudice against the Muslim community in press reporting. Abdul Bari gave as example a highly defamatory attack on himself on the Daily Telegraph website. The offending material had been taken down following his protests.
Now known as MEND - Muslim Engagement and Development. A not-for-profit company encouraging British Muslims to be more actively involved in British media and politics. The organisation gave the Inquiry instances of anti-Muslim press stories and of complaints it had put before the Press Complaints Commission.
The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain (ITMB) is a leading charity working to raise the capacity and social inclusion of the Traveller communities in Britain. Submitted evidence on negative stereotyping of Travellers in the press. In written evidence, ITMB gave examples of the press linking Gypsy and Traveller ethnicity to crime and anti-social behaviour.
Established in 2009 as a campaign to boost public support for a change in how Britain deals with lower-level offenders, Make Justice Work urges a switch from expensive and futile short prison terms to intensive and effective sanctions. Told the Inquiry that the tabloid press too often represented community solutions as "soft options".
At the time of the Inquiry, Marratt was Communications Officer of Surrey Police. As head of the "Fast-time Communications Team", he was responsible for handling urgent or imminent communications requests, both internal and external. Marratt answered questions from the Inquiry on relations with the media.
Now known as Migrants Organise, this is a platform where refugees and migrants work to develop leadership and open up spaces for organised participation of migrants and refugees in public life. It sought to draw the attention of the Leveson Inquiry to the practices of certain sections of the British press in reporting immigration and protection issues.
Independent consultant to the police, local authorities, faith groups and private organisations and, at the time of the Inquiry, Public Relations Officer of the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) Leicestershire. Expressed concern that the Inquiry had at that time not fully addressed the negative representation of Muslims in the media. He referred to a report from Lancaster University on the adverse effects of irresponsible and prejudiced reporting in the period 1998-2009.
Part of the Northcliffe Newspaper Group, the third largest newspaper group in the UK and based in Swansea. As well as its role of bringing news to local communities, SWWM was regarded as a key marketing and advertising tool for businesses in the area. Spencer Feeney, editor at South West Wales Media at the time, gave evidence, making clear that he had not been authorised to give evidence on Lord Black's proposals.
Unitas is a cross-cultural communications agency working to strengthen relations between communities and cultures. Its Chief Research Officer Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed submitted a study entitled "Race and Reform: Islam and Muslims in the British Media".