Senior TV execs to give evidence at Leveson Inquiry


Senior television executives from the BBC and Channel 4 News will give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry next week.

On Monday Lord Justice Leveson will hear from BBC director-general Mark Thompson and BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten, along with Channel 4 news editor Jim Gray and ITN head of compliance John Battle.

The inquiry is also set to receive written evidence from former BBC director-general Greg Dyke, BBC political editor Nick Robinson, BBC business editor Robert Peston and ITV News political editor Tom Bradby.

On Tuesday it will hear from numerous lobby groups including Equality Now, End Violence Against Women, the Science Media Centre and Index on Censorship,

Former News of the World investigations editor Mazher Mahmood has been recalled to give evidence for a second time on Wednesday, the same day that New Statesman blogger David Allen Green has also been called to to appear before the inquiry.

Camilla Wright, the founder of celebrity gossip website Popbitch, will appear on Thursday, along with Press Association editor Jonathan Grun, Google's director of communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa, David John Collins, and Facebook's director of European public policy, Richard Allen.

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