Monday, April 18, 2011

New Breed of Gagging Order Could Send Journalists to Jail, MP Claims

An MP who is launching an inquiry into excessive and possibly unlawful court secrecy says a new type of gagging order is hampering the work of investigative journalists.

John Hemming said the new breed of injunction, which was used in relation to a case in the high court in London last week, meant journalists could face jail simply for asking questions.'


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