16. Section 35 of the principal Act is repealed and the following section substituted therefor:
“Restriction on publication of information relating to proceedings involving children and young persons
—(1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall —
publish or broadcast any information relating to any proceedings in any court or on appeal from any court that reveals the name, address or school or that includes any particulars that are calculated to lead to the identification of any child or young person concerned in the proceedings, either as being the person against or in respect of whom the proceedings are taken or as being a witness therein; or
publish or broadcast any picture as being or including a picture of any child or young person so concerned in any such proceedings.
(2) The court or the Minister may, if satisfied that it is in the interests of justice so to do, by order dispense with the requirements of subsection (1) to such extent as may be specified in the order.
(3) If any information or picture is published or broadcast in contravention of subsection (1), the following persons:
in the case of the publication of any information or picture as part of a newspaper or periodical publication, any proprietor, editor, publisher or distributor thereof;
in the case of the publication of any information or picture otherwise than as part of a newspaper or periodical publication, the person who publishes or distributes it; or
in the case of the broadcast of any information or picture, any person who transmits or provides the programme in which the information or picture is broadcast and any person having functions in relation to the programme corresponding to those of the editor of a newspaper or periodical publication,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $10,000.
(4) Subsection (1) shall be in addition to, and not in derogation from, the provisions of any other written law with respect to the publication of information relating to judicial proceedings.
(5) In this section —
“broadcast” means sounds or visual images broadcast by wireless telegraphy or by means of a high frequency distribution system over wire or other paths provided by a material substance and intended for general reception;
“publish”, in relation to any information or picture, means to bring the information or picture to the notice of the public or a section of the public by any means.”.