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.
Originally founded in 1905. National newspaper and website publisher, now known as DMG Media. Owners of titles such as the Daily Mail, MailOnline, the Mail on Sunday, Metro, Wowcher and Teletext Holidays, with an estimated annual revenue of £931m.
At the time of the Inquiry, Chief Executive of A&N Media, the consumer media operation of DMGT plc, which includes Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Mail Online and Metro. Told the Inquiry that as Chief Executive he had no editorial functions since the editors had complete editorial independence and high ethical and professional standards went hand in hand with the commercial objectives of the newspapers.
British journalist and editor of The Sunday Telegraph at the time of the Inquiry. He said he believed his paper was run according to high ethical standards. He was a firm believer in self-regulation but thought that a contract system as outlined by Lord Black could be a free and fair way forward.