November 07, 2011
CPS media protocol is a protocol agreed between media organizations and crown prosecution service detailing how material (i.e., CCTV footage) used in court can be used in the media.
Modules 1-3 are finished. First 14 chapters of textbook, plus human rights act, contempt of court act, PCC code of practice, Ofcom Broadcast code
Photographs of defendant when ID is an issue (Child abduction cases; identification parades; etc.)
Attorney General v. Associated Newspapers LTD and News Group Newspapers Ltd (2011)
Even though only online, still contempt the court — even despite jury being told not to go online and search for details.
Vilification of the defendant
Detailed account of the evidence against the defendant
Details of confessions
Comment on the evidence
Legal argument in absence of jury
Guilty pleas not known to the jury
Site visits showing jurors or identifying jurors.
§5 Contempt of Court Act 1981
Attorney General v. English (1983)
Daily Mail discussed pro-life candidate during case of doctor who had killed a Downs Syndrome child.
Magistrates Court §8 Magistrates Courts Act 1980 — What can be reported
Must remain anonymous
What is anonymous?
Cannot broadcast proceedings