WorldViews: The Oscar Pistorius trial: Africa’s O.J. Simpson?

By Adam Taylor, March 1, 2014

The trial of South African amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius hasn't even started yet, and already it's starting to look like a media circus: Parts of the trial will be shown on live television by remote-controlled cameras in the courtroom (an audio-only feed will broadcast the entire trial); a Twitter-account for members of the Pistorius family has been set up and claims to reveal the "hard truth"; prosecution evidence has leaked days before the trial begins; and a South African bakery has been forced to apologize for a series of cookies referencing Pistorius's case, accused of bad taste.

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