Criminal trials can now be televised under new English laws

Old Bailey, London
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A new law has just come into action allowing TV cameras to broadcast from the Crown Court for the first time In England. Only the sentencing and explanation will be televised and the camera will be fixed on the judge so that none of the victims, jurors, lawyers or witnesses are seen. 

The first broadcast from Crown Court will take place on 4 August at the Old Bailey for the verdict of Ben Oliver’s trial who plead guilty to manslaughter after stabbing his grandfather to death. It‘s expected recordings will be no longer than half an hour but this is a step in the right direction for the court system.

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Hannah Rooke
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Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.