Press & Media

Anonymity 

The Inspector made a general ruling on anonymity on 4th October 2016 which can be accessed here.

 

Anonymity Rulings

Ruling regarding SO28 dated 30 September 2016 which can be accessed here.

Ruling regarding SO29 dated 6 October 2016 which can be accessed here.

Ruling regarding SO30 dated 18 October 2016 which can be accessed here.

Ruling regarding SO34 dated 14 October 2016 which can be accessed here.

Ruling regarding SO37 dated 8 November 2016 which can be accessed here.

Ruling regarding SO31 dated 9 January 2017 which can be accessed here.

Ruling regarding SO32 dated 9 January 2017 which can be accessed here.

Ruling regarding SO33 dated 9 January 2017 which can be accessed here.

Ruling regarding SO35 dated 9 January 2017 which can be accessed here.

Ruling regarding SO36 dated 9 January 2017 which can be accessed here.

 

Clarification on anonymity orders 

Circumstances have arisen which make it necessary for me to clarify the position governing the duration of anonymity orders.

I have appreciated the full cooperation I have received from all the media in maintaining the intent and purpose of the anonymity orders. I have no reason to believe that any media organisation has any intention of disclosing the identity of any of the soldiers whose anonymity has been protected in the course of reporting and commenting on the contents of my Report, which is to be published at 1100 today.

However, for the avoidance of doubt, I should like to clarify the position by stating that the importance which I attach to the maintenance of anonymity for the soldiers is such that, in the event that any disclosure of a soldier’s identity occurs, or any circumstances are disclosed which enable his identity to be established, I may have no option other than to apply to the Court for an injunction which will protect the future position. All references to the soldiers concerned should be by their cipher numbers.

SIR GEORGE NEWMAN

20 March 2015