One of the world’s biggest newsgathering organizations, the Associated Press pledged to no longer run the names of people charged with minor crimes, out of concern that such stories can have a long, damaging afterlife on the internet that can make it hard for individuals to move on with their lives. The AP, in a […]
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In this article is tackled the question of the legality or otherwise of revealing the identity of suspects through media parade, prior to when the suspect is charged with a crime in court. Its focus is on the legal system of Nigeria. It claims that suspects of crime and criminality suffer character assassination, while being paraded before […]
The new ARISA Newsletter is a periodic bulletin offering information on recent developments related to the media coverage of criminal cases and its impact on suspects and accused persons. The third issue of the newsletter presents the compilation of twelve criminal cases examined by the ARISA-2 team with the aim to explore to what extent […]
Balancing the right of the media to inform the public about criminal proceedings, due to the right of the public to receive information, against the accused’s right to the presumption of innocence, privacy and a fair trial is a delicate process. The present report aims to evaluate the range of existing instruments – both national […]
Barrister Ahmed Ehsanul Kabir, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at Jagannath University, examined the reasonable limitations to the freedom of the press in relation to criminal justice. He claimed that although the freedom of press does not allow the mass media to conduct the trial of a case, it has been constantly accused of […]
In Ireland, Stephen “Rossi” Walsh has appealed his conviction for the indecent assault of a child and cited adverse media coverage as a reason he could not get a fair trial. Walsh had a 10-year sentence imposed on him in February 2010 for raping a nine-year-old girl in the early 1990s. At Thursday’s (June,2021) hearing […]
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