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Justice Committee examines the future of court reporting in changing media landscape

The Justice Committee examined the future of court reporting in a session on Tuesday, 9 November 2021, as it continued its inquiry into open justice.

The Committee says that long-term changes to the media landscape, combined with the growth of social media and instant reporting, have raised questions about how court cases are reported. The Covid-19 pandemic and increased use of new technologies to facilitate court proceedings raised further questions around how well access to courts was protected and supported.

In this evidence session the Justice Committee heard from court reporters about the role of the media in the wider justice system, the challenges they face in reporting and what more can be done to support open justice. The Committee also examined how data about court proceedings in England and Wales can be improved, both in terms of publicising hearings and ensuring that judgments are easily accessible.

To view the session, click here.