Following the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the Leveson Inquiry quickly took off, investigating whether what's released in the press/internet should be audited and controlled more heavily, to protect the 'victims' who have been hurt and invaded over the past decade, and to help improve control in the future.
The official website shows transcripts of all the hearings, from all victims and speaker, a long with witness statements and videos. The report is available online also.
Key Points raised in the video regarding the inquiry and the report, as noted by myself:
Hearings started in Sept 2011, and ran through until July 2012.
Below shows the obscene amount of hearings on a month by month basis.
SEP 11 - 2
OCT - 3
NOV - 20
DEC - 22
JAN 12 - 26
FEB - 18
MAR - 30
APR - 13
MAY - 32
JUN - 12
JUL - 18
In total: 196 hearings over 11 months.
- 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.