Twitter Allowed In Courtroom at Wikileaks Founder’s Hearing

Twitter has been authorized for use inside the bail hearing of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The very first tweet from the courtroom came from a reporter who tweeted:

“judge just gave me explicit permission to tweet proceedings ‘if it’s quiet and doesn’t disturb anything’”.

You can follow the Wikileaks tweets with the hashtag #wikileaks.

This is actually the second time that Twitter was used in a courtroom. The first official time was from journalist who tweeted during a murder trial but did not seek permission to do this – he just took it upon himself to tweet during the trial.

So will this decision to allow reporters to tweet from a courtroom set a new precedence for how reporters get the news out on trials?

via Guardian