The Murdochs at the Leveson Inquiry

Rupert and James Murdoch to appear before the inquiry next week.

News Corporation chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch will appear before the Leveson Inquiry on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images.

The Leveson Inquiry into the "culture, practices and ethics of the press" has announced that News Corporation chief executive Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, will appear separately before the committee next week.

James, News Corp's deputy chief operating office, will appear next Tuesday (23 April), while his father will appear on Wednesday, with the possibility of a further appearance the following day.

On Monday, Aidan Barclay, the chairman of the Telegraph Media Group, and Evgeny Lebedev, the proprietor proprietor of the Independent and the London Evening Standard will appear.