Ampatuan lawyer wants live massacre trial coverage; but his client does not
The Ampatuan family lawyer Sigfrid Fortun told me just now that he still favors live media coverage of the Maguindanao massacre trial, but his client does not.
I asked Atty. Fortun to clarify what he had told me three and a half months ago, after I read today’s report that the Supreme Court decided to bar live coverage.
The court reversed a previous decision allowing live coverage of the trial because of a motion by the accused Andal Ampatuan Jr. The court said:
“…a camera that broadcasts the proceedings live on television has no place in a criminal trial because of its prejudicial effects on the rights of the accused individuals.”
Last July when I asked Atty Fortun whether he would favor live coverage, he had replied:Disclaimer: The views in this blog are those of the blogger and do not necessarily reflect the views of ABS-CBN Corp.