New Delhi: The Kerala High Court has issued new norms for accreditation of the journalists covering court proceedings. At a meeting of the Full Court of the High Court on November 11, it was announced that any journalist or reporter covering the High Court proceedings must have a degree in law, recognised by the Bar Council of India.
The court also said that journalist should have five years of court reporting experience, out of which three years must be at High Court or Supreme Court.
“Such journalists should have five years of continuous regular court reporting experience in a daily newspaper/electronic media organisation or a national or international agency immediately prior to the submission of application for accreditation, of which at least three-and-a-half years must have been at the Kerala High Court or Supreme Court or any other High Courts,” reported The Hindu.
For temporary accreditation, a journalist should posses a law degree recognised by the Bar Council of India under the Advocates Act.