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Friday, February 9, 2007

Mail on Sunday Journalists Face Contempt of Court Charges

Prosecutors in the murder trial of Peter Tobin, accused in the murder of a young student found dead last year in a Catholic church, are charging two Mail on Sunday reporters with contempt of court for publishing an interview with a witness in the proceeding. Media had already been told that they might face sanctions for publishing stories that might interfere with the conduct of the trial. Read more here in a Guardian article about the history of contempt of court charges brought against the press in the past and the impact of the Human Right Act on the Contempt of Court Act 1981.

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