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20 dicembre 2010 | 13:30

TWITTER: GB; LUCE VERDE A MICROBLOG DURANTE PROCESSI

TWITTER: GB; LUCE VERDE A MICROBLOG DURANTE PROCESSI
LONDRA
(ANSA) – LONDRA, 20 DIC – Luce verde a Twitter dai palazzi di giustizia in Gran Bretagna: il Lord Chief Justice, massima autorità  giudiziaria in Inghilterra, ha aperto la strada all’ uso da parte dei giornalisti del sito di microblogging durante i processi. Sarà  possibile d’ora in poi per la stampa usare anche sms e email. Ma Lord Igor Judge ha precisato che ci saranno restrizioni, soprattutto quando l’uso dei social network potrebbe influenzare i testimoni. Le organizzazioni giornalistiche dovranno chiedere ogni volta il permesso di usare Twitter e affini. I social network saranno invece proibiti ai non giornalisti per evitare distrazioni in aula e assicurare che il lavoro della giustizia proceda senza intralci. Il tema di Twitter in tribunale era diventato di attualità  nell’udienza di appello sulla libertà  su cauzione di Julian Assange, il capo di Wikileaks ricercato dalla Svezia per reati sessuali. In quell’occasione il magistrato aveva proibito ai giornalisti di comunicare con l’esterno durante i lavori in aula. (ANSA).   by journalists using Twitter, texting and email, but made clear it was unlikely to happen where such use of social media might influence witnesses.   Media organisations and journalists can apply for permission to use social media on a case-by-case basis, but Lord Judge said it may be necessary to bar its use by non-journalists to ensure the “proper adminstration of justice”, prevent distractions in court and limit the potential for interference with courts’ own recording equipment.   Judge issued interim guidance on the use of social media pending a public consultation involving the judiciary, prosecutors, lawyers, the media and “interested members of the public”. The guidance applies only to courts in England and Wales.   It follows a district judgés decision to allow the tweeting of a bail hearing for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks chief, earlier this month. Assange faces extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape, molestation and unlawful coercion.   Judge had already been considering the issue, which he highlighted in a lecture in Belfast last month.   Under the guidance, anyone wanting to tweet from a courtroom will first need the permission of the judge, who will consider the risk posed to the administration of justice.   This would be at its highest in criminal trials where witnesses who are out of court would be able to find out what has already happened.   Lord Judge said: “The judge has an overriding responsibility to ensure that proceedings are conducted consistently with the proper administration of justice, and so as to avoid any improper interference with its processes.