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.
The elected president of the International Federation of Journalists at the time of the Inquiry and also an Executive member of the National Union of Journalists. Gave evidence of a variety of Media Accountability Systems that operated around the world including those underpinned by legislation and those that are entirely voluntary.
Broadcaster. Since 1987, a presenter on the BBC Radio 4 programme Today. He told the Inquiry that his role as presenter prevented him from commenting on any matters of current controversy. On media ownership, he thought it important that there was not a monopoly but made clear he would not comment on whether News International, for example, was too powerful.
British journalist, political editor for the BBC at the time of giving evidence, now a presenter of Today programme. Told the Inquiry that close relations between politicians and journalists were not new but that broadcasters tended not to be so close. Not being personally attacked or ridiculed matters more than endorsement, Robinson told the Inquiry. Broadcasters were obliged to be impartial but that model would not transfer to the print media, he said, adding that there was no ideal system of regulation.