Outrage over courtroom gag

Attempts by a court orderly to prevent journalists from covering the trial of four policemen in Germiston were "outrageous," the South African National Editors' Forum said yesterday.

Attempts by a court orderly to prevent journalists from covering the trial of four policemen in Germiston were "outrageous," the South African National Editors' Forum said yesterday.

"It was interference bordering on the unlawful," said Raymond Louw, convenor of the forum's media freedom committee.

Louw was reacting to Monday's incident in which a court official allegedly intimidated reporters. - Sapa

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