Delhi Gang Rape Trial: Banning Media Perpetuates Secrecy

India’s High Court rules again to ban media from covering Delhi’s ongoing gang rape trial at the request of the police.

Good idea?

Tough question, when it comes to rape trials balancing the possibility of public unrest, and protecting the victim from further victimization, as some believe, with the freedom of the press considerations and the public’s right to know what happened.

While India closes it courtroom to media coverage, an American judge in a juvenile gang rape trial in Steubenville Ohio opens the courtroom to the public and the media. Why the difference?

I wonder is it better to know the truth no matter how horrible the details or is it better to be in the dark?

Having worked with victims, they would vote for the truth.

Rape is a crime that counts on secrecy. Maybe, it is time to re-examine “secret” court proceedings.

Simply my opinion, what say you?

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