Andrew Little sounded a warning about murder-case reporting to local media, too – but were they listening?

Justice Minister Andrew Little, who is in charge of a bill which amends the country’s contempt of court laws, should have a reasonable grasp of the implications for the justice system when news media ignore suppression orders.  He should also have a reasonable grasp of how challenging it is to make a suppression order stick – in the internet era – when anything published or broadcast overseas can quickly be recirculated in this country.

But he gave it a go, yesterday, and chided British media for revealing suppressed details from the Grace Millane murder case.

If they want justice for Ms Millane and her family, they should refrain from publishing information, he urged.

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