Court lifts media ban on Delhi gang-rape trial: lawyer
NEW DELHI, India – An Indian court overturned a gagging order on Friday, March 22, preventing media access to the trial of 4 men charged with gang-raping a student on a bus in New Delhi last December, a prosecutor said.
"The Delhi High Court has put safeguards in place and allowed one journalist from an accredited national news daily to sit in court proceedings of the December 16 gang-rape case," Dayan Krishnan, the special prosecutor in the trial, told AFP.
"We are fine with that because of the safeguards.
"The court has also put restrictions on what can be reported by the journalist. They cannot report anything about the victim or her family, which is what we were worried about," Krishnan explained. – Rappler.com