The tapes, the trials and our criminal justice system

The tapes, the trials and our criminal justice system

After two weeks of wall-to-wall coverage of the Anglo tapes, there has been much discussion of their impact on future criminal prosecutions, writes James McDermott.

After two weeks of wall-to-wall coverage of the Anglo tapes, there has been much discussion of the impact they will have on future criminal prosecutions.

Among the most important constitutional protections are the right to a fair trial and freedom of expression, part of which consists of the media's right to provide information and comment to the public. But these rights frequently come into conflict with each other, particularly in high-profile cases involving an accused...

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