5 January 2012

Leveson Inquiry: Witness Lists - January 9th - 12th


"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

The Panel
Top row (left to right)
  • Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights group Liberty
  • George Jones, former Daily Telegraph political editor
  • Sir David Bell, former chairman of the Financial Times
Bottom row (Left to right)
  • Elinor Goodman, former Channel 4 political editor
  • Lord David Currie, former chairman of Ofcom
  • Sir Paul Scott-Lee, former West Midlands chief constable

Inquiry resumes Monday January 9th 2012
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.
Appearing in person: 

Duncan Larcombe (The Sun)
Kelvin MacKenzie (formerly with The Sun)
Dominic Mohan (The Sun)
Gordon Smart (The Sun)
Justin Walford (The Sun
John Edwards (The Sun)

Witnesses whose evidence statements will be read:

Stuart Higgins (The Sun)
Simon Toms (The Sun)
David Yelland (The Sun)


Appearing in person:
Lionel Barber (FT
Chris Blackhurst (Independent)
Tony Gallagher (Telegraph)
William Lewis (formerly Telegraph)
Murdoch MacLennan (Telegraph)
Manish Malhotra (Independent)
Andrew Mullins (Independent)
Finbarr Ronayne (Telegraph)

Witnesses whose evidence statements will be read:

Tim Bratton (FT)

Benedict Brogan (Telegraph)
Adam Cannon (Telegraph)
Alison Fortescue (FT)
Stefano Hatfield (Independent)

Appearing in person:

Liz Hartley (Associated Newspapers)
Peter Wright (Associated Newspapers 

Witnesses whose evidence statements will be read:

Kevin Beatty (Associated Newspapers)
James Welsh (Associated Newspapers

Appearing in person:

Paul Ashford (Northern and Shell)
Richard Desmond (Northern and Shell)
Peter Hill (Northern and Shell)
Dawn Neesom (Northern and Shell)
Nicole Patterson (Northern and Shell)
Robert Sanderson (Northern and Shell)
Hugh Whitlow (Northern and Shell

Witnesses whose evidence statements will be read: 

Martin Ellice (Northern and Shell)
Gareth Morgan (Northern and Shell)
Martin Townsend (Northern and Shell)