Judge Masipa says that live blogging and Tweeting of Saayman's testimony is allowed.
Yesterday, Judge Masipa ordered that pathologist Gert Saayman's testimony couldn't be broadcast live, or live Tweeted/blogged. Richard Greene and Robyn Curnow who are in court can send us information during court breaks.
Good morning. Oscar Pistorius has arrived in court. Proceedings are set to get underway in about 20 minutes.
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.