Self interests vs Public Service
The new rules state that, unless specifically excluded by a judge, accredited journalists can attend custody, care and divorce proceedings. Until now, these proceedings have generally been held in private. The new rules state that, unless specifically excluded by a judge, accredited journalists can attend custody, care and divorce proceedings. “The new rules may well allow a journalist to go into a family court. However, the rules also state that they are not allowed to report on what they actually hear in court. There were quite a few journalists at the hearing ‘in the matter of Minor G’ on 7th October 2010. When the hearing was completed the mother turned around and they were all gone. What they heard was hot news. The only one standing was the Court reporter, who only wanted to talk about how kind the Lord Justice is and how often it is just easier for Judges to ignore documentation, because it makes their job easier. I may add, at the expense of ‘innocent children losing loving parents’.