Up to 100 journalists will be allowed access to the extradition appeal of Wikileaks editor Julian Assange at the Royal Courts of Justice on 12 July — “by ticket only”.
Media companies will be informed whether they have been allocated tickets after the application deadline on Monday 4 July.
The press has been given 75 seats in the courtroom and a further 25 seats in the public gallery.
Media organisations, rather than individual journalists, will be allocated the spaces and proof of identity must be provided on the day.
Assange has been living in Norfolk under bail conditions for the past six months. His supporters last week claimed that he is being detained “under house arrest” in “excessive and dehumanising” conditions.
His earlier appearances in court attracted widespread press interest, with the judge giving specific permission for journalists to live-tweet from court.
Assange versus the Swedish Judicial Authority will be heard in Court 4 at the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday 12 July 2011 at 10.30 before Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Ouseley.