Tony Blair says the personal attacks on his wife and children by, in particular the Mail Group, were "unnecessary and wrong".
He told the inquiry that if powerful people in some sections of the media decide they are to go after a person and it is "full-on, full-frontal, day in, day out and that is not journalism in my view. That's an abuse of power."
Tony Blair has defended his relationship with Rupert Murdoch, insisting he had never done a deal with the media mogul.
A protester has said it was 'surprisingly easy' to avoid security and disturb Tony Blair's evidence to the Leveson Inquiry