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Chief judge calls for media-jurisdiction code of ethics

It is necessary to develop a code of ethics regulating the relationship between the system of justice and the media, Chief Judge Zoltán Lomnici told reporters on Wednesday. “It is very important to regulate the relationship between law courts and the media, at the same time ensuring the freedom of expression, in order to provide more balanced information to the public,” Highest Court President Lomnici said. Several times in the past few months it happened that only one of the parties was given a chance to put forward his position following a legal decision, whereas both sides in a lawsuit should be given that opportunity, Lomnici said. He added that equal opportunities should be ensured for both parties, or else the right of the public for information would be violated.