Free speech concern after Ipso rule against open court reporting

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Toby Young, director of the Free Speech Union, said: “Ipso acknowledges that journalists’ right to report on court proceedings is an essential part of open justice and in the public interest. Why then is it seeking to curtail that right? How much detail to include in a newspaper report about proceedings in open court is an editorial judgment and not a matter for the regulator. I worry that if Ipso crosses the line in this area, what’s to stop it interfering in other editorial judgments?”

Hayley Dixon and Robert Mendick, The Telegraph, 6th June 2024.