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.
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.
Independent membership organisation for editors at all levels, within national, regional and local publications across all medias, working to protect the freedom of the press. The Society made several submissions throughout the Inquiry and many of its members gave individual evidence. Of particular concern to the Society and the editors it represented was the "Section 40" proposal that would force newspapers to pay the costs of legal action against them, regardless of the merit, if that publisher hadn't signed up to an "approved regulator". At the formal closing of the Inquiry, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock told the house that Section 40 would not go ahead.
At the time of the Inquiry, The Star Ipswich was a daily evening local newspaper based in Suffolk and edited by Nigel Pickover, who gave evidence on its behalf. He told the Inquiry that Lord Black's proposals would have little impact on the current culture and practices of his paper and that owners Archant would have no difficulty in complying with a scheme of self-regulation.