Entries by Galina Sapundjieva

UK Supreme court landmark decision on the suspect’s privacy

On 16 February 2022, the Supreme Court in UK ruled against Bloomberg News in a landmark privacy case. The decision of the highest court stated that a person under a criminal investigation has a reasonable expectation of privacy before they are charged which effectively confirmed the ‘general rule’ of pre-charge anonymity. In its ruling, the Supreme […]

ARISA Newsletter #5

The 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 January issue of the newsletter presents the latest publications produced under the ARISA-2 project. Communication guidelines were developed to assist criminal justice authorities to properly communicate […]

ARISA Newsletter #4

  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 December issue of the newsletter presents the latest reports produced under the ARISA-2 project. A case study report examines twelve case studies and aims […]

Ethical Standards for Media Professionals

  Media coverage of crime-related topics, especially when they regard heinous crimes, is often a tricky issue. On the one hand, there is the curiosity of the public, which is often triggered by the media that provides in-depth details of the facts, as if to present a horror fiction. On the other hand, there are […]

Communication Guidelines for Criminal Justice Authorities

  The main objective of the present guidelines is to assist judges, prosecutors, police officers and lawyers to properly communicate information about ongoing criminal cases to the media or online on their websites, and thus to prevent them from violating the presumption of innocence of the suspects and accused. The guidelines include a brief introductory […]

Case 14: The ”Little heart-case”