The Belgian judicial cases through television broadcasting from its beginning to the Dutroux case (1960-1996)
This study encompasses two distinct points of view on the subject looking both at the perspective of the judicial system and of the world of media. These two institutions of modern democracy defend different interests: the right to information versus the protection of privacy and the presumption of innocence. We thus base our research on two complementary sources. The confrontation of judicial sources with the archives of local television and the RTBF will allow us to highlight the way court cases were broadcast in the late twentieth century. The aim of such a confrontation is to offer a portrait of our society at a given time. These audiovisual documents are a rich source to learn about the history of representations and the media treatment of deviations.
The Interuniversity Attraction Pole P7/22 "Justice & Populations: The Belgian Experience in International Perspective, 1795-2015" (BeJust 2.0) is part of the Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme Phase VII (2012-2017), financed by the Belgian Science Policy Office of the Belgian State.
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