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The Prime Minister is expected to announce that television cameras will be allowed to film some elements of court proceedings, according to Sky sources.
The breakthrough comes after the Head of Sky News, who has spearheaded a campaign to televise court cases, wrote an open letter to the Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke urging him to take action.
Originally posted by Swanfilters
Why would they suddenly be allowing cameras in courts, and why is sky news campaigning so fervently to get this allowed?
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
reply to post by PW229
Couldn't you just go to the public gallery at your local Crown Court to view justice in action ?
I doubt that the televised court cases will be anything other than those of the ''human interest'' or voyeuristic variety. I imagine that most of the viewers will not be watching because of an interest in gaining knowledge about the workings of our justice system, but rather to watch emotion-filled scenes, sordid revelations and to see other people being disgraced and humilated, presumably because it will fill some gaping hole in the viewer's vacuous life.
Originally posted by PW229
Yes, I have sat for hours in Ipswich and Norwich Crown Court and have been known in the public gallery of Bury St Edmunds and Thetford Magistrates. My experience of the judicial system would rival most lawyers and touch the experience of barristers. I've been on both sides as well, I have been accused and watched those accused in court.
What have I taken away from this experience? That our system isn't as transparent as it should be.