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.
Founded 1962. Self-regulatory organisation of the UK advertising industry. The ASA Chairman, Lord Smith of Finsbury (Chris Smith), gave evidence of the organisation’s experience of regulating the media in relation to phone hacking, computer hacking, “blagging”, bribery and corruption.
Founded 1993. Charity established to advise individuals with whistleblowing dilemmas at work. Supports organisations with whistleblowing procedures, informs public policy and seeks legislative change. Submitted a document on the relevance of whistleblowing to the culture and ethics of the press.
As solicitor and Partner at WH Matthews, specialising in criminal law, Tribick represented Colin Stagg in his case against the Metropolitan Police Service after he was falsely charged and later acquitted of the murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in 1992. Tribick gave evidence that he believed the MPS had leaked information to the Daily Mail about the case which later appeared in the press.