Broadcasters welcomed the inclusion in the Queen’s speech of the promise of legislation to allow them to film court proceedings.
In a joint statement from Sky News, ITN and the BBC, they said:
‘Following years of campaigning, we welcome this historic reform that marks an important step for democracy and open justice.The presence of cameras in our courtrooms will lead to greater public engagement and understanding of our legal system. We look forward to working closely with the judiciary and the Government to ensure that justice will now truly be seen to be done.’
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Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon's books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council's journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year's Criminal Justice Alliance's journalism award