Blind Justice – The JSC’s Decision to Prevent e-tv from Broadcasting the Hearings

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The JSC’s Decision to prevent e-tv from Broadcasting the Hearings Towards the end of last week e-tv reported that they had launched an application to allow the station to broadcast hearings of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). The hearings concerned interviews for a variety of judicial positions. e-tv are to be commended for lodging the application and for challenging the JSC. Their commitment to public service principles is also extremely positive. e-tv’s application was heard this morning and was rejected by the JSC. The JSC argued that the current procedure was to allow the media access to the hearings but to deny television broadcasts of the proceedings. The JSC decided not to deviate from the current position. The decision is a disappointing one indeed and raises issues surrounding access to information and transparency of the judicial process.

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