"The essays discuss the restrictions imposed by contempt of court and other laws on media freedom to attend and report legal proceedings. Part I contains leading articles on the open justice principle. They examine the extent to which departures from that principle should be allowed to protect the rights of parties, in particular the accused in criminal proceedings, to a fair trial, and their interest in being rehabilitated in society after proceedings have been concluded. The essays in Part II examine the topical issue of whether open justice entails a right to film and broadcast legal proceedings. The articles in Part III are concerned with the application of contempt of court to prejudicial media publicity; they discuss whether it is possible to prevent prejudice without sacrificing media freedom. Another aspect of media freedom and contempt of court is canvassed in Part IV: whether journalists should enjoy a privilege not to reveal their sources of information."--Provided by publisher.
"First published 2009 by Ashgate Publishing"--title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note
part PART I: THE OPEN JUSTICE PRINCIPLE chapter 1 Courts, Transparency and Public Confidence- To the Better Administration of Justice chapter 2 The Principle of Open Justice: A Comparative Perspective chapter 3 A Public Right to Know about Public Institutions: The First Amendment as Sword chapter 4 Name Suppression: An Adjunct to the Presumption of Innocence and to Mitigation of Sentence Parts 1 and 2 chapter 5 Automatic Reporting Restrictions in Criminal Proceedings and Article 10 of the ECHR chapter 6 Democracy and the Demystification of Courts: An Essay part PART II: CAMERAS IN THE COURT-ROOM chapter 7 Courts on Television chapter 8 Cameras in the Courtroom-Not Without My Consent chapter 9 A Comparative Analysis of First Amendment Rights and the Televising of Court Proceedings part PART III: PREJUDICIAL MEDIA PUBLICITY chapter 10 Punishing the Press: Using Contempt of Court to Secure the Right to a Fair Trial chapter 11 You Say chapter 12 Pre-trial Publicity and its Treatment in the English Courts chapter 13 Fundamental Rights, Fair Trials and the New Audio-Visual Sector chapter 14 Empirical and Legal Perspectives on the Impact of pre-trial Publicity part PART IV: JOURNALISTS' PRIVILEGE NOT TO REVEAL SOURCES chapter 15 Protecting Journalists' Sources: Section 10, Contempt of Court Act 1981 chapter 16 The Priestly Class: Reflections on a Journalist's Privilege chapter 17 Protection Against Judicially Compelled Disclosure of the Identity of News Gatherers' Confidential Sources in Common Law Jurisdictions.