Pickton trial attracts international media

A member of the media is searched by a court sheriff upon entering B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, Monday, Jan. 22, 2007. Tight security measures are in place for the trial of Robert Pickton who is facing six counts of first degree murder of women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Richard Lam/The Canadian Press)

Despite a court order banning the publication of evidence before a jury hears it, three media outlets published details of the case against Robert Pickton on the weekend, reports the Globe and Mail. About 350 reporters, photographers and tech media reps have been accredited to cover the New Westminster, B.C., trial, which starts today.