Media can’t reveal children’s identities in criminal cases: HC

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Staff Reporter:

The High Court today observed that the media cannot publish the name, address and photo of any child involved in any criminal case.

Media, in their reports, cannot contain such information which can disclose the identity of a child, who has a link with a criminal case, the court said while delivering judgement on a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon.

Barrister Sayedul Haque submitted the petition before the HC in November last year challenging the legality of publishing name, address and photo of a child involved in a criminal case.

The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil asked the law secretary, information secretary and Law Reporters Forum to monitor so that media does not disclose such information about children in their reports.

Thedailystar.net

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