Tweets, emails to be banned from Quebec courtrooms

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Journalists covering the Quebec courts will now be forbidden from publishing on Twitter or sending emails from the courtroom unless otherwise instructed by a judge.

Lawyers or journalists can keep their devices on vibrate or silent, unless they are deemed to be disturbing the proceedings.

Members of the public will have to keep their electronic devices off at all times.

The Quebec Superior Court said the new rules will come into effect on April 15.

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