Media access to refugee board hearing

On 14 May 2013 the Constitutional Court heard an appeal against a judgment handed down by the North Gauteng High Court. The High Court had rejected various media houses’ request to be granted access to an asylum application at the Refugee Appeal Board by Czech fugitive, Radovan Krejcir.

The High Court application was launched after reporters from the Mail & Guardian, Independent Newspapers and Media24 were denied access by the Refugee Appeal Board to its hearing of Krejcir’s appeal against the refusal of his application for asylum in South Africa.

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