29/11/2011

Journalists Give Evidence In Leveson Inquiry

After days of evidence from celebrities and VIPs journalists will now tell their stories to the Leveson Media Inquiry into press standards.

Among those also lined up to give evidence at the inquiry today are the Guardian's Nick Davies - who exposed the News Of The World phone hacking affair - former features editor at the Sunday tabloid, Paul McMullan- and former Daily Star reporter Richard Peppiatt.

Peppiatt will go into detail on how he believes the Daily Star spun headlines and stories to fit their own agenda.

The Prime Minister announced the two-part inquiry to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal, on 13 July 2011.

Lord Justice Leveson was appointed as Chairman of the Inquiry.

The first part will examine the culture, practices and ethics of the media. In particular, Lord Justice Leveson will examine the relationship of the press with the public, police and politicians. He is assisted by a panel of six independent assessors with expertise in key issues being considered by the Inquiry.

(LB)

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