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Law refreshers for Guardian staff in wake of juror tweet

GNM offer staff law and media course in light of Redknapp trial.

Guardian News and Media is providing media law refreshers for its journalists in the wake of one its reporters being referred to the Attorney General after tweeting the name of a juror at the Harry Redknapp trial.

A GNM sports journalist later tweeted information about legal argument which was taking place in the absence of the jury, prompting the judge in the trial to ban the use of Twitter in court.

The incident occurred just over six weeks after the Lord Chief Justice issued Practice Guidance to courts saying that journalists and legal commentators would no longer have to make applications for permission to tweet, text or email from hearings.

Read more at Press Gazette