130-plus news organisations to cover Amanda Knox trial

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More than 130 newspapers and television stations from around the world have applied for press passes to the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.

The trial of the pair – accused of killing Meredith Kercher, 21, from Surrey – begins in Perugia on Friday.

However, as The Observer reports, the journalists may have a wasted trip.

The judge will decide on Friday whether the media should be admitted, after Kercher’s family requested they were not.

Sollecito, though, hasn’t avoided the media glare – he has written a regular column for his hometown newspaper in Bari from his cell.

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