Since Saayman's testimony isn't private, print journalists might be able to send information for publication.
Judge Masipa says no broadcast or audio or television of Saayman's testimony, including Twitter. We're in the dark.
Nel has nothing further. It's now up to the judge.
Oldwage is back up to rebut Ferreira.
Ferreira asks that Judge Masipa be very clear in her instructions (whatever they may be) so that there's no confusion.
Ferreira: There isn't sufficient basis to restrict the use of Twitter.
Ferreira says banning Twitter or clearing the court of media would be unprecedented.
Ferreira says media editors would look at the testimony tonight and put together a summarized version of Saayman's evidence for review.
Judge Masipa (who is presiding over this trial) used to be a crime reporter.
Nel: If there is a compromise we want strict conditions to the compromise. Nel also brings up Twitter. Says if radio and TV are banned from carrying the witnesses' testimony, Twitter should be too.
Nel suggests that all parties sign off on the media compilation of testimony before it be broadcast.
Nel agrees that the dignity of the deceased, her family and friends, and unsuspecting members of society be protected. Nel doesn't see how Ferreira's solution would be implemented.
Oldwage brings up Twitter and if it'd be included in the ban or be allowed during Saayman's testimony.
Oldwage argues that Steenkamp's dignity needs to be preserved.
Now Pistorius lawyer Oldwage counters the media's lawyer. He says the solution Ferreira proposes isn't a solution because Ferreira hasn't said how they'll decide what gets broadcast and what doesn't.
Media counsel Mr. Ferreira has arrived and will argue that the media should have access to Saayman's testimony. He proposes (on behalf of the media) that no evidence given by Saayman be broadcast (photographs etc). Rather than a live feed, he proposes that broadcast media be able to record the testimony and then compile a summary afterward for distribution.
Saayman apologizes for the inconvenience and delay he's caused. Saayman says he has three reasons not to broadcast his testimony. 1) The personal nature of findings made at an autopsy and the graphic detail of wounds described have potential to compromise the dignity of the deceased. He says it's his duty to preserve the dignity of the deceased. 2) It could harm the rights of Steenkamp's relatives 3) It goes against the good morals of society to make this sort of information available, especially to those vulnerable to the information such as children.
Court is back in session. Professor Saayman is on the stand to tell the court why he objects to live streaming his evidence.
While we wait for media counsel to arrive, members from the ANC Women's League have arrived in court to show their support for both Steenkamp and Pistorius' mother. Pistorius' mother died when he was a teenager. The National Freedom party also has members in court today. As with anywhere, courts in South Africa aren't supposed to be political and their presence is definitely interesting.
Court is adjourned for the moment. Nel says he has another witness prepared for today but needs to check if they're ready. He says he wants Dr. Saayman to testify today so we wait until counsel representing the media arrives.
Both state and Pistorius' legal teams agree that audio of Dr. Saayman's evidence shouldn't be broadcast.
The media disagrees and wants to make a submission to that affect, but the legal representative for the media isn't currently at court.
Saayman is a pathologist who will give postmortem evidence in graphic detail. Saayman has told Nel that his evidence shouldn't be broadcast because of the graphic nature of Steenkamp's wounds and out of respect for the deceased.
Professor Gert Saayman is the next witness.
Roux has no more questions for Baba. Baba is excused.
Roux is pointing out that Baba's second statement has a lot more detail in it, including remembering which side Reeva Steenkamp's head was turned to. Baba had previously testified that he was so shocked when he saw Pistorius carrying Steenkamp that he couldn't even remember what Pistorius was wearing.
Baba reads a portion of the statement out loud. In it he says Pistorius told him EVERYTHING was OK when he asked. This contradicts his first statement. Nel has nothing further but Roux does.