Social media presents new challenges in sensitive cases.

July 16 at 13:21

Social media is making it harder to protect the identities of suspects

A controversy is raging in South Africa over the naming of a man accused of raping a seven-year old child at a restaurant in Pretoria, the capital city, before he had appeared in court. His name and photograph were widely circulated on social media. At least two major Sunday newspapers identified him. The Conversation Africa asked Jameelah Omar, a criminal procedure expert, to explain what is and isn’t allowed.


Full article by The Conversation here