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Jean-Marie Charon

The impossible secret of court investigation and prosecution

Le Temps des médias n°15, automne 2010, p. 87-98.

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At the crossroad of the justice system and the media is the matter of secrets: investigators and magistrates need a time of secrecy to prepare a case. However, what the legal system is concerned with cannot be kept away from the information given to the public. The legal framework that should regulate this contradiction is not without its ambiguities. What leeway do journalists, lawyers, magistrates and prosecutors have within this complex contradiction?

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