30 January 2012

Leveson Inquiry: Hearings - Day 33


"I want this inquiry to mean something", not end up as "footnote in some professor of journalism's analysis of 21 century history." LJ Leveson in reply to A Rusbridger's submission to Inquiry.

Lord Justice Leveson

From Guardian:
Here's a quick reminder of the four modules within this first year of the inquiry.
Module 1: The relationship between the press and the public and looks at phone-hacking and other potentially illegal behaviour
Module 2: The relationships between the press and police and the extent to which that has operated in the public interest
Module 3: The relationship between press and politicians
Module 4: Recommendations for a more effective policy and regulation that supports the integrity and freedom of the press while encouraging the highest ethical standards.

Witness list for this week (30th January to 2nd February) to be found HERE
Video Recordings of each day's proceedings HERE
Live Feed From Leveson Inquiry Site HERE
BBC Democracy Live Feed HERE 


Today's links to articles, info and comments relevant to the Leveson Inquiry (frequently updated) :

Martin Moore
For dismissive PCC reaction to DPA changes & WPP see 2007 Select Committee submission, para 118-
 (frequently updated)


Monday 30th January 2012
( Link to Hearing Day 32 HERE )

Today's Witnesses:

Stephen Abell ( Press Complaints Commission )
Tim Toulmin ( Press Complaints Commission )

    Stephen Abell
    Stephen Abell

      Tim Toulmin
      Tim Toulmin

      Witness Statement in Full
          Guardian Live Blog
          1.09pm: Here is a lunchtime summary of today's evidence so far:
          • The former PCC director, Tim Toulmin, has defended its decision not to question editors following phone-hacking convictions in 2006.
          • Toulmin admitted the PCC cannot be described as a regulator and says it is a "complaints handler".
          • Toulmin denied the PCC was dominated by "tripartite" of Paul Dacre, Les Hinton and Sir Christopher Meyer in the late noughties.