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.
Independent consultant to the police, local authorities, faith groups and private organisations and, at the time of the Inquiry, Public Relations Officer of the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) Leicestershire. Expressed concern that the Inquiry had at that time not fully addressed the negative representation of Muslims in the media. He referred to a report from Lancaster University on the adverse effects of irresponsible and prejudiced reporting in the period 1998-2009.
Formed in 1980, the Organisation of News Ombudsmen is a not-for-profit corporation with an international membership of active and associate members. It maintains contact with news ombudsmen worldwide and organises annual conferences. Stephen Pritchard, Readers' Editor of the Observer newspaper at the time of the Inquiry, gave evidence. He put the case for newspapers appointing readers' editors to act as a fast first-tier form of regulation, with a Press Complaints body acting as a second.
Founded in 1953 by a vicar named Chad Varah, the Samaritans charity is part of an international organisation aimed at helping people in emotional distress. Gave evidence on the media reporting of suicide, stating that there was strong evidence that certain types of reporting could put those already vulnerable at risk. The Samaritans sought specific changes to the Editors' Code which outlaws only "excessive" detail in the reporting of suicides. The Samaritans suggested that any detail could be harmful and that new guidelines were needed.
Born 1967. Group Finance & Operations Director at DMG Media, owner of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday. Gave evidence that as finance director he played no part in editorial decision-making.
British law firm with offices in London and Geneva. Represented clients in cases against The News of the World, including Charlotte Church and Catherine Taylor, wife of PFA chairman Gordon Taylor.
Founded 1888. English-language international daily newspaper with an emphasis on business and economic news. Editor Lionel Barber, contributing editor John Lloyd and FT solicitor Timothy Bratton all gave evidence to the Inquiry.
Sunday edition of The Telegraph, a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group. See also the evidence of Patrick Hennessy, Political Editor of the Telegraph at time of Inquiry, who gave his view that self-regulation was the best form of regulation.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is a trade union for journalists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Founded in 1907, the NUJ is one of the biggest journalists' unions in the world. It is a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).