Supreme Court rules IBA can't broadcast Rose Pizem film

October 10, 2011 16:17

The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) cannot show its documentary on the Rose Pizem murder, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

Justices Eliezer Rivlin, Salim Joubran and Neal Hendel turned down the IBA's appeal to overturn a District Court ruling preventing Channel 1 from broadcasting its six-part series on the investigation into the four-year-old's murder.

IBA director Dror Morer, editor Tzipi Raz and producer Rachel Nechushtai have said the IBA has devoted considerable time to reconstructing and documenting the investigation into Rose's killing at the hands of her grandfather, Ronny Ron.

They sought to broadcast the documentary, part of Channel 1's 'True Story' series, immediately after Rose's grandfather Ronny Ron and her mother Marie-Charlotte Pizem, were convicted in May.

The Central District Court ruled in favor of the state, Ron and Pizem who had asked that the court disallow the documentary's broadcast. The court decided that broadcasting the documentary would harm Ron's and Pizem's privacy, a fact that outweighed the public's right to know.

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