Tribunals and War Crimes Trials: Treatment of the Press

Cruvellier, Thierry
June 2008
Nieman Reports;Summer2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p89
The article examines the issues confronting journalists who report on the work of international criminal courts created by the United Nations for trying persons accused of crimes against humanity. There have been a series of disputes in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia in which reporters engaged in common journalism practices have been accused by the courts of interfering with the judicial process. Several reporters have been arrested on criminal charges filed by those courts. The formal International Criminal Court founded in 2002 has been urged by news organizations to issue standards recognizing the right of freedom of the press in its proceedings.


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