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New Broadcast Protocol 23/10/2018 The Judicial Office for Scotland has launched a new ‘Protocol on Recording and Broadcasting of Proceedings in the High Court of Justiciary and the Court of Session, and the Use of Live Text Based Communications from Court’

New Broadcast Protocol

The Judicial Office for Scotland has launched a new ‘Protocol on Recording and Broadcasting of Proceedings in the High Court of Justiciary and the Court of Session, and the Use of Live Text Based Communications from Court’.

The document enables journalists to apply to record and broadcast certain types of case from the High Court and from the Court of Session. It also permits journalists registered with the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) to use live, text-based communications, such as Twitter, from Scottish courts without prior permission – unless the presiding or chairing judge considers that it would not be in the interest of justice during a particular hearing. Those journalists not registered with the SCTS may still apply to tweet on a case by case basis.

The protocol supports the principle that broadcasting court proceedings is in the interests of open justice and provides educational information.

Further details can be found here.

 

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