Supreme Court rules on camera restrictions in court

In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a Quebec court regulation that allows judges to restrict the use of cameras and other recording devices in the courtroom. The SCC also ruled that journalists cannot obtain recordings of live testimony and transmit it as part of their reporting.

Peter Jacobsen, a lawyer and member of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression board, spoke out against the ruling. "Any decision that restricts the right of the media to report and collect information with regards to judicial proceedings is very disappointing," he said.

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