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 2006. UK-based research centre and think-tank. The Reuters Institute is the University of Oxford's research centre on issues affecting news media globally. It commissioned and submitted a report to the Inquiry, "A Comparative Study of International Press Councils", researched and written by Lara Fielden, which was praised and extensively quoted in Lord Leveson's report.
Group Security & Fraud Director at Lloyds Banking Group at the time of the Inquiry. Called upon by Inquiry team to give information on "blagging". Following investigations, Shawcross told the Inquiry he believed there had been at least one "blagging" attempt and 57 illegitimate attempts at Lloyds to get information, sometimes with inducements offered. Since the attempts were unsuccessful, there was no evidence of who was responsible.
Founded 2004. American online social-media and networking-service company based in Menlo Park, California. Richard Beecroft Allan, Facebook's director of public policy for Europe at the time of the Inquiry, gave evidence and was questioned about policy concerning inter alia pornography, bullying, violence and hate speech, as well as on Facebook's policies on removal of posted comments.
PEN is a global literary network, and English PEN the founding centre. It works to defend and promote freedom of expression, to remove barriers to literature, and to defend writers and readers when freedom of expression is at risk. Director Jonathan Heawood gave evidence on the public-interest law relating to the press.