Policy on photographing and filming by media outside court 

Principles:

  1. Parties and others involved in court proceedings are entitled to enter and
    leave court buildings without being, or feeling they are being, harassed or
    intimidated.
  2. Media are entitled to film and photograph people in public places in the
    course of reporting on court proceedings.

Application:

The Supreme Court:

  1. Expects that media representatives, court staff and legal practitioners will
    adopt these principles, act in accordance with them, and where appropriate
    explain them to those potentially affected.
  2. Will place material on its website explaining the principles and their practical
    application.
  3. Encourages legal practitioners, court staff and media representatives to
    cooperate in arrangements such as predictable filming and photographing
    opportunities and camera pooling.
  4. Will, when requested, assist in such arrangements through the
    Communications Office.
  5. Will, where possible, make alternative electronic material related to court
    proceedings available so as to reduce media reliance on filming and
    photographing in the street.

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Author
Supreme Court of Victoria
Publisher
Supreme Court of Victoria
Date of Publication

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