Journalism #Diploma 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS | Reporting On Government

REPORTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXEMPTIONS INCLUDE: Information relating to any individual Information which is likely to reveal identity of an individual Information relating to the financial or business affairs of an individual Information relating to any investigation or prosecution of a crime HOW WILL YOU KNOW WHEN THE COUNCIL MEETS? Your local council must give at least FIVE clear days notice before a public meeting is held If you are representing a news outlet, your local council must provide you with the agenda upon payment of postage and/or copying charges however…

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Journalism #Diploma 

Court Reporting | Reporting Restrictions | Media Law

You must know section 52a of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 Must know the difference between summary, either-way and indictable only offences in the magistrates court. Procedure in either-way cases – there is an indication of plea hearing (plea before-venue) and mode of trial procedure (now known as allocation procedure) Difference between indication of plea and formal plea. Difference between ‘sending for trial’ and committal sentence. EITHER WAY CASES – In English criminal law a hybrid offence is called a “triable-either–way offence” and can be heard at either the Magistrates’…

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