Electronic communication devices include cell phones, pagers, personal digital assistants and computers with electronic communication capabilities. As a general rule such devices should be turned off before entering a courtroom. They must not be used for voice calls. Electronic communication devices may, however, be used by members of the media for silent electronic communication of information, subject to the restrictions set out in the In-Court Media Coverage Guidelines 2012 to 2016. They must be used as unobtrusively as possible and in such a manner as not to interfere in any way with the running of the court.
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