Voice of the Paper: Justice needs to be seen to be done

Roger Hawes

Roger Hawes

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Justice needs to be seen to be done and I am sure that most people will appreciate the media has its part to play in this vital democratic role.

But in recent years reporting from the courts, particularly in local papers like the Gazette, has fallen away mainly due to big reductions in staff numbers.

It has always been a time consuming business covering court and as an editor you are never sure what a reporter will come back with as the legal system can be notoriously slow and complicated.

 

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