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Oscar Pistorius' murder trial can be partly televised, says court

Published on Feb 25, 2014 6:25 PM
A file photo taken on Feb 20, 2013, shows South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appearing at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. A South African judge ruled on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014, that media may film and broadcast parts of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius's murder trial which starts next week, a year after he shot dead his girlfriend.  -- PHOTO: AFP

PRETORIA (AFP) - A South African judge ruled on Tuesday that most of Oscar Pistorius's trial for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend can be broadcast live, but not the Paralympian's own testimony.

Judge Dunstan Mlambo said cameras would be allowed "to obtain a video and audio recording" of opening arguments, the evidence of state witnesses, closing arguments and the verdict and sentencing.

But cameras will not be allowed to film Pistorius, witnesses for the defence, or anyone else who objects to appearing on camera, he added.

A live audio broadcast will be allowed throughout the trial, which is due to open on Monday.

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