Media representatives must not interrupt or disrupt the court process, or distract participants, and must treat that process with the same courtesy and respect as other participants. This requirement applies to all members of the media including journalists, camera operators, sound technicians and photographers. In particular, media representatives should note the following guidelines:
Sometimes a Judge might order that no one enter or leave the courtroom, to ensure quiet and focus. This might happen during the testimony of a particular witness or during an address by counsel, or when the Judge is giving a decision.
If the Judge addresses a member of the media during the court proceedings and a response is required, the Judge should be addressed as “Your Honour”.
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