Secret Courts Shouldn't Be Defended
ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte
Secret Courts Shouldn't Be
"I am surprised that NewsTalk ZB is defending the
secrecy of the Youth court by pointing out that reporters
can apply for permission to report what the judge allows"
said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte.
"Even in police states
judges do occasionally allow reporting when it suits them.
Why defend this Police State approach to court reporting in
New Zealand?" said ACT leader Jamie Whyte
"The system of
allowing judges to decide what can be reported has been
severely criticised in Britain by the senior British family
court judge and it has been conceded the system has led to
injustices. Justice to be done must be seen to be done and
it should not be for the judge to decide what the media can
report" said Dr Whyte.
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