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Estonian Press Council and courts to discuss court coverage

Tallinn, January 13, 2006 – The Estonian Press Council, the self-regulatory body for the media, and the national court, will organise a round-table discussion between journalists and judges in order to have an exchange of information of how the two parties see each other's role in informing the public about court proceedings.

The round-table meeting will take place in the national court in Tartu on March 23, 2006, and is aimed at court reporters and judges from all over the country.

The round-table has the following panel discussions: relations between the justice system and the media; court reporters in the courtroom – with or without cameras; media's effect on rendering justice; presumption of innocence.

Journalists will be offered a chance to visit courts in Tartu while judges will be taken to excursions to newspaper offices and TVstations.

Additional information: Tarmu Tammerk, Estonian Press Council,

Press Council:


Estonian Press Council

Pärnu mnt 67a
10134 Tallinn Estonia
Tel. +372 646 3363
Fax. +372 631 1210

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