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Leveson Inquiry in full - module 1

Full coverage of the first module of formal hearings at the Leveson Inquiry on media ethics and press regulation.

Hearings for the second module, which began on 27 February, can be found here.

Hearings for the week in which newspaper proprietors were questioned can be found here.

Hearings for the week beginning Wednesday 9 May can be found here. Click here for latest news and analysis.

9 February 2012: Heather Mills, Max Clifford and Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre
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Heather Mills, News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson, and the NUJ's Michelle Stanistreet gave evidence to the inquiry during the morning session

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Max Clifford and the Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre answered questions at the afternoon session of the Leveson Inquiry's 40th day

8 February 2012: Paul Staines, from Guido Fawkes blog and Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions
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The inquiry heard from witnesses including Carla Buzasi, from the Huffington Post

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Paul Staines, from the Guido Fawkes blog, and Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions, both appeared during the afternoon session

7 February 2012: Baroness Buscombe, James Harding, editor of The Times and Dominic Mohan, editor of the Sun
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Baroness Buscombe was one of a number of witnesses who appeared before the inquiry

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Evidence from the editor of the Sun, Dominic Mohan and the editor of The Times, James Harding

6 February 2012: Metropolitan Police and Paul Dacre
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The day's proceedings began with evidence from DAC Sue Akers from the Metropolitan Police

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The Daily Mail's editor Paul Dacre gave evidence to the inquiry during the afternoon session. There is no sound on the video for the first 56 seconds

2 February 2012: Mobile phone industry, and Baroness Hollins
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The morning session heard evidence from the mobile phone industry

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Baroness Hollins, the mother of Abigail Witchalls, gave evidence to the inquiry

1 February 2012
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Evidence from representatives of Ofcom

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Evidence from representatives of Ofcom and the Advertising Standards Agency

31 January 2012: Sir Christopher Meyer, Lord Grade and Lord Hunt
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Sir Christopher Meyer gave evidence to the inquiry in the morning session

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Lord Grade and Lord Hunt, representing the Press Complaints Commission, also gave evidence to the inquiry during the afternoon session

30 January 2012
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Tim Toulmin, formerly of the Press Complaints Commission gave evidence during the morning session.

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The afternoon session of the inquiry heard from Stephen Abell, from the PCC

26 January 2012: ICO, Google and Facebook
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Witnesses including Christopher Graham, from ICO, and Daphne Keller and David-John Collins, from Google gave evidence to the inquiry

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Camilla Wright, from Popbitch and Richard Allan, from Facebook, appeared at the afternoon session

25 January 2012: Journalist Mazher Mahmood and Union leader Bob Crow

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Evidence was taken from journalist Mazher Mahmood (audio only) as well as union leader Bob Crow, blogger David Green and Press Association editor Jonathan Grun

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The inquiry conducted a directions hearing for module 2

24 January 2012

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Representatives from Index on Censorship and PEN gave evidence to the inquiry in the morning session, followed by representatives from women's rights groups Object, Equality Now and End Violence Against Women

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Representatives from Engage and the Science Media Centre appeared before the inquiry during the afternoon session

23 January 2012: Mark Thompson, director-general of the BBC and Lord Patten, BBC Trust chairman

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BBC Director-General Mark Thompson gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry during the morning session, followed by BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten. We apologise that the start of this session is missing

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Witnesses to the inquiry in the afternoon session included John Battle, ITN, Jim Gray, Channel 4 News and Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust.

18 January 2012: Magazine and regional newspaper editors
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Magazine editors Lucie Cave, from Heat magazine, Rosie Nixon, from Hello! magazine and Lisa Byrne, from OK magazine, were among those who gave evidence in the morning session

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Maria McGeoghan, editor of the Manchester Evening News, Peter Charlton, editor of the Yorkshire Post, Nigel Pickover, editor of the Ipswich Evening Star and Noel Doran, editor of the Irish News were some of the editors of regional newspapers who gave evidence to the inquiry

17 January 2012: Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye and John Witherow, Sunday Times editor
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The Private Eye editor, Ian Hislop, was the first witness to give evidence on day 27 of the Leveson Inquiry, followed by Times editor James Harding

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Evidence from Sunday Times editor John Witherow and Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, was heard in the afternoon session

16 January 2012: Richard Wallace, Daily Mirror editor and Trinity Mirror executive Sly Bailey

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The inquiry resumed on 16 January, with evidence from Daily Mirror editor Richard Wallace and Sunday Mirror editor Tina Weaver

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Trinity Mirror executive Sly Bailey gave evidence to the inquiry on 16 January

12 January 2012: Richard Desmond, proprietor of the Daily Express
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The inquiry heard evidence from the proprietor of the Daily Express, Richard Desmond

11 January 2012: Peter Wright, editor of the Mail on Sunday
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Paul Silva, the Daily Mail's picture editor, answered questions in the morning session, followed by Peter Wright, the Mail on Sunday's editor. We apologise for the loss of a few minutes of proceedings at the end of this session

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Peter Wright, the Mail on Sunday's editor and Liz Hartley, from Associated Newspapers, both gave evidence in the afternoon session

10 January 2012: Lionel Barber, FT editor and Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher
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Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, gave evidence in the morning session, followed by Andrew Mullins, Manish Malhotra and Chris Blackhurst, from The Independent

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Daily Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher gave evidence at the end of the afternoon session. Before him, Telegraph executives Murdoch MacLennan and Finbarr Ronayne and former editor William Lewis appeared

9 January 2012: Kelvin Mackenzie, former Sun editor and Dominic Mohan, the paper's current editor
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Kelvin Mackenzie, former editor of the Sun; Gordon Smart, the editor of the Sun's Bizarre showbusiness column; Duncan Larcombe, the Sun's royal editor, and John Edwards, the paper's picture editor, gave evidence in the morning session

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The Sun's legal manager Justin Walford, and the paper's editor, Dominic Mohan appeared before the inquiry in the afternoon

21 December 2011: James Hipwell, David Pilditch, Padraic Flanagan, and Nick Fagge

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James Hipwell, a former financial journalist who was jailed for writing about companies whose shares he owned, and three journalists who have written about the McCanns, David Pilditch, Padraic Flanagan, and Nick Fagge, testify

20 December 2011: Matthew Bell, Christopher Johnson and Piers Morgan

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Matthew Bell and Christopher Johnson, from the National Association of Press Agencies, and Piers Morgan (via video link), the former editor of the Daily Mirror and the News of the World, give evidence

20 December 2011: Julian Pike, Steve Turner and Sharon Marshall

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Julian Pike, a partner at law firm Farrer and Co, Steve Turner, of the British Association of Journalists, Sharon Marshall, former TV editor of the News of the World, give evidence

19 December 2011: Stuart Hoare, James Hanning and Matthew Driscoll

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Stuart Hoare (broadcast in audio only), the brother of the late Sean Hoare, a News of the World reporter who blew the whistle on phone-hacking, and James Hanning, deputy editor of the Independent on Sunday, and former News of the World sports reporter Matthew Driscoll, give evidence

15 December 2011: Derek Webb
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Evidence was taken from private investigator, Derek Webb

15 December 2011: Colin Myler and Daniel Sanderson
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Further evidence was heard from Colin Myler, followed by evidence from former News of the World journalist Daniel Sanderson

14 December 2011: Jon Chapman and Colin Myler
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The inquiry heard from former News International legal chief Jon Chapman, and the first part of evidence from former News of the World editor Colin Myler

14 December 2011: Tom Crone
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Further evidence was taken from former News of the World legal manager, Tom Crone

13 December 2011: Julian Pike and Tom Crone
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Lawyer Julian Pike, and Tom Crone, the former News of the World legal manager, gave evidence

13 December 2011: Lawrence Abramson
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Evidence given from lawyer Lawrence Abramson

12 December 2011: Neil Wallis
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Evidence given by former News of the World executive editor, Neil Wallis

12 December 2011: Neville Thurlbeck
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Further evidence from former News of the World chief reporter, Neville Thurlbeck.

12 December 2011: Mazher Mahmood and Neville Thurlbeck
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Evidence from undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood, known as the 'fake sheikh', and former News of the World chief reporter, Neville Thurlbeck.

9 December 2011: Richard Thomas

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Former Information Commissioner Richard Thomas gives evidence (part one)

The video for the second part of Mr Thomas' evidence is available on the Inquiry website.

8 December 2011: Media academics

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Evidence was taken from media academics Professor Steven Barnett, Professor George Brock, Professor Brian Cathcart and Angela Phillips

The video of the afternoon's evidence session with Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professors Julian Petley and Dr Daithi MacSithigh is available on the Inquiry website.

6 December 2011: Steven Nott, Charlotte Harris, David Leigh, and Chris Atkins

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Evidence was taken from Steven Nott , a salesman who claims to have attempted to alert the authorities about phone hacking in 1999; Charlotte Harris, a lawyer for a number of alleged victims of phone hacking who News International has admitted putting under surveillance; David Leigh, an investigative reporter for the Guardian who has said he 'once listened to the mobile phone messages of a corrupt arms company executive' and Chris Atkins, the director of a 2009 film about celebrity culture and the tabloid press

5 December 2011: Alec Owens, Francis Aldhouse and Peter Burden

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Alec Owens, the former Merseyside policeman who led the Information Commissioner's Operation Motorman, was recalled by the inquiry. Francis Aldhouse, the former deputy Information Commissioner, then gives evidence, followed by Peter Burden, the author of a book on the News of the World

30 November 2011: Alec Owens and Mark Lewis

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The inquiry heard from Alec Owens, the former Merseyside policeman who led the Information Commissioner's Operation Motorman. Evidence was also taken from Mark Lewis - a solicitor who has represented a number of alleged victims of phone hacking - and who was recalled to give further evidence.

30 November 2011: Alastair Campbell
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Evidence was taken from former Number 10 communications chief Alastair Campbell

29 November 2011: Paul McMullan

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Paul McMullan, former deputy features editor at the News of the World, testifies. Our apologies for the temporary problems with the picture quality in the middle of this clip

29 November 2011: Richard Peppiatt and Nick Davies

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Richard Peppiatt, a former Daily Star journalist, and Nick Davies, Guardian journalist and author of Flat Earth News, give evidence. Our apologies for the temporary problems with the picture quality in this clip

28 November 2011: Charlotte Church and Anne Diamond

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Singer Charlotte Church and broadcaster Anne Diamond testify. Nb: due to technical problems beyond our control there is no audio for the first few seconds of this clip.

28 November 2011: Chris Jefferies, Ian Hurst, and Jane Winter

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Chris Jefferies, the landlord of murdered architect Joanna Yates, who was falsely accused by various tabloids of being her killer, former Army intelligence officer Ian Hurst, and human rights activist Jane Winter. Language warning: this video contains one instance of swearing

24 November 2011: Max Mosley and JK Rowling

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The inquiry hears evidence from author JK Rowling, after the conclusion of former motorsports boss Max Mosley's testimony

24 November 2011: Sienna Miller, Mark Thomson, and Max Mosley

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Sienna Miller, an actress whose voicemails were hacked by the News of the World, media lawyer Mark Thomson, and Max Mosley, the former motorsports boss who has campaigned to force newspapers to warn people before exposing their private lives, give evidence

23 November 2011: Kate and Gerry McCann

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The inquiry hears evidence from Gerry and Kate McCann, the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann, after the final part of journalist Tom Rowland's testimony

23 November 2011: Mark Lewis, Sheryl Gascoigne, and Tom Rowland

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Mark Lewis, a lawyer who has represented many of the alleged victims of phone hacking, Sheryl Gascoigne, the former wife of footballer Paul Gascoigne, and journalist Tom Rowland give evidence

22 November 2011: Steve Coogan

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Actor Steve Coogan gives evidence

22 November 2011: Mary-Ellen Field, Garry Flitcroft, and Jim and Margaret Watson

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Mary-Ellen Field, a former employee of Australian model and actress Elle Macpherson, Garry Flitcroft, a former footballer, and Jim and Margaret Watson, campaigners on defamation law reform, give evidence

21 November 2011: Hugh Grant

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Actor Hugh Grant gives evidence to the inquiry. Language warning: this video contains one instance of swearing

21 November 2011: Milly Dowler's parents, Joan Smith and Graham Shear

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Bob and Sally Dowler, journalist Joan Smith and lawyer Graham Shear give evidence to the inquiry

16 November 2011: Statements from the NUJ, the Guardian and David Sherborne

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Opening submissions from: Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ; Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian; David Sherborne, representing alleged victims of phone hacking

15 November 2011: Statements from News International, Associated Newspapers, and Northern and Shell

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Opening submissions from: Rhodri Davies QC for News International; Jonathan Caplan QC for Associated Newspapers, owners of the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday; and James Dingemans QC for Northern and Shell, owners of the Daily Express and the Daily Star

14 November 2011: Statements from the inquiry and the Met

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Opening statements from Lord Justice Leveson, and opening submissions from inquiry counsel Robert Jay QC and from Neil Garnham QC, on behalf of the Metropolitan Police




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