Thursday, December 15, 2011

Britain's top judge relaxes rules on court tweets

British journalists are now free to report directly from trials by using mobiles and laptops in court, England and Wales' most senior judge has decided. The ruling for courts in England and Wales means media organisations no longer have to seek permission to report live using emails, texts or websites such as Twitter. The new guidance only extends to reporters and legal commentators. Members of the public will still have to seek approval if they want to use their devices in court because of fears witnesses or jurors could be influenced or distracted.

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