Joan Smith, columnist for the Independent newspaper
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Leveson has heard from 'ordinary people'

Lord Justice Leveson is due to publish his report into the culture, standards and ethics of the press on 29 November.

The Leveson Inquiry was set up in July 2011 in response to revelations that the News of the World commissioned a private detective to hack schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone after she disappeared in 2002.

A father whose son was killed in the 7/7 bombings has told BBC Newsnight he thinks the inquiry has been "hijacked" by celebrities.

But Independent newspaper columnist Joan Smith said far more people who are "just ordinary members of the public" had given evidence.

  • 24 Nov 2012
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