Celebs charged shouldnt published in news until they are found guilty - Yes or No? Watch
Despite this countries long history of innocent till proven guilty the 'no smoke without fire' attitude is still hugely prevalent.
I don't see why celebs should get special treatment. Most if not all criminal proceedings (especially ones as damaging as sex crimes) should have a media embargo put upon them which is only lifted in the case of a guilty verdict or by the mandate of the victim of false accusations.
There are hundreds of sexual assault cases involving ordinary people, but I don't think every single one gets broadcast as much as it does with celebrities...
I can see the argument from both sides, how more victims might come forward, but equally witnesses could come forward to say the victim was somewhere else at the time with them, but don't know anything about the allegation because they don't know the identity of the alleged victim when they read about it in the media. They don't know the case is relevant to them and what they saw that night.
This has happened in the past.
The identity of alleged victims is kept from the public because of the unique shaming nature of sex offences. The same shaming is brought on the alleged perpetrator.
Anonymity should be maintained for both until convicted.
1. Allow media outlets access, let them print what they want. As two posts have already said, justice must be open and visible to all, and of course the Press has a right to certain freedoms too.
2. However there is one condition... All media outlets must give the report of the verdict equal prominence to their reporting of the allegations.
Obviously I'd apply this universally, not just to celebrities. So, for example, if any paper wants to do a 6 page special pull-out on someone merely accused of a crime, and that person is declared not guilty, then they must do an equally loud and prominent 6 page special pull-out on how the person is innocent and why, etc...
So in answer to the OP, yes the news can be published but only on the condition that the media is essentially forced to recognise its responsibilities.