The acquittal of 11 anti-fracking campaigners last week (9/1/14) was ignored by most of the mainstream media, despite detailed and prominent coverage of their arrests in July.
The group was found not guilty of obstructing the highway outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe, after a three-day trial at Brighton Magistrates Court. The court heard how an image of the arrest of one campaigner was used on the front page of many national newspapers and was published widely across the internet.
Who reported the arrests?
And who reported the acquittals?
Reports from the trial