Lord Chief Justice’s guidance on twitter and liveblogging in court

The lord chief justice today opened the way for the reporting of some court proceedings by journalists using Twitter, texting and email, but made clear it was unlikely to happen where such use of social mediacould influence witnesses.

Media organisations and journalists can apply for permission to use social media on a case-by-case basis, but Lord Judge said it may be necessary to bar its use by non-journalists to ensure the “proper adminstration of justice”, prevent distractions in court and limit the potential for interference with courts’ own recording equipment.


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