Balancing freedom of the press with the right to a fair trial – Law Commission

Posted November 28th, 2012 in consultations, contempt of court, freedom of expression, internet, juries, media, news by sally

“In a consultation opening today the Law Commission is asking whether the existing law on contempt of court continues to work effectively in light of the challenges posed by new media and the way these are used by the mainstream press and, increasingly, by citizen journalists.”

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Law Commission, 28th November 2012