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The noble aim of open justice and the public’s right to know

Auli 1aIn high-profile court cases there is much we never get to hear about. Do we wrap our jurors in cotton wool, and what is the public’s right to know?..

Barrels of ink are required for the reporting of high crimes and misdemeanours. A decent murder, drugs trafficking, corporate skulduggery or kidnapping trial is a favourite part of the media diet and also feeds the insatiable appetite of the public’s curiosity, or as we sometimes more grandly put it, “the public’s right to know”…

Source: The noble aim of open justice and the public’s right to know | Richard Ackland | Opinion | The Guardian

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