Superinjunction

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by wilburbear, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. June 26, 2010

    WikiLeaks

    Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has revealed that the UK practices (sic) a new form of censorship, the superinjunction. An injunction is where a judge imposes a news blackout on certain information before the court. In a superinjunction the judge also bars the media from telling the public that a blackout is in effect. In other words, the media is required to censor itself and not allowed to say it is doing so.

    It is only one step from the superinjunction, which deals with specific evidence, to a general ban on telling the public that a trial is taking place at all. Thus the superinjunction represents an important step in the western world's march towards complete Stalinism as represented by the secret trial.

    Canada has long been in the vanguard of new methods of censorship. The existence of superinjunctions in Canada would explain a lot. Is there a Canadian politician who would ask a question on this topic in Parliament?