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.
Born 1957. Journalist and author and former press secretary to Tony Blair as Leader of the Opposition (1994-97) and as Prime minister (1997-2000). From 2000-2003, he was director of communications for the Labour Party (2000-03). Before 1994, he had been political editor of Today newspaper and the Daily Mirror. Campbell gave detailed testimony on the political media and what he saw as the decline of genuine investigative journalism and the increasing tendency of owners, editors and senior journalists to wish to be political players. Embellishment and pure invention were tolerated and encouraged by some editors and owners, he said.
Victim of misrepresentation in the British media, with false reports of her lifestyle and fashion choices. Cunliffe complained to the PCC with little response. She told her story to the Leveson Inquiry and was later given apologies by the Daily Mail and Guardian, who blamed the source of their story, having purchased the article from an agency. Told the Leveson Inquiry that the Express continued to run the story and had not responded to emails.
Sister of Finbarr Dennehy, whose death in 2007 was misrepresented and sensationalised in the press. She believed journalists broke many of the rules of ethics. She told the Inquiry that she believed the press needed a totally independent judicial body.
Mother of Ruby Thomas, who was convicted of the manslaughter of 62-year-old Ian Baynham in London's Trafalgar Square. Lovely's evidence to the Inquiry concerned the media's misrepresentation of that incident and of her daughter's involvement, along with what Lovely saw as harassment in the reporting of the case.