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BSA finds Sunday’s use of a hidden camera justified

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 10:54 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has found high public interest in a broadcast on Sunday investigating gay conversion therapy, which justified the use of hidden camera footage. More >>

Report on public interest defence does not breach standards

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 11:21 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

News report on new public interest defence does not breach standards The Broadcasting Standards Authority has not upheld a complaint about a broadcast of Te Kāea , which reported on a new public interest defence in defamation proceedings recognised by ... More >>

Highly offensive word did not breach broadcasting standards

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 10:44 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has found that the broadcast of the song ‘Hurricane’ by Bob Dylan on Coast FM which uses the word ‘nigger’ did not breach broadcasting standards. The song contains the lyrics ‘[a]nd to the black ... More >>

Complaints to the BSA increase by 54% in the last 12 months

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:12 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

A 54% increase in complaints and 65% increase in enquiries to the BSA in the last year indicate that New Zealanders are engaged with broadcast content and value broadcasting standards highly. More >>

BSA releases two decisions about content viewed on YouTube

Monday, 29 October 2018, 2:16 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

In two recent decisions the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has been asked to consider complaints about content on YouTube. The BSA found that it had the statutory power to consider one of the complaints, because the full content of the item had ... More >>

BSA does not uphold complaint by 20 complainants

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 10:19 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has not upheld complaints from 20 members of New Zealand’s Sikh community about a broadcast of Punjabi talkback programme, Bhakhde Masley. More >>

BSA finds Punjabi talkback programme breached the Radio Code

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 10:17 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found that a segment on Punjabi talkback programme, Panthic Vichar , broadcast on community radio station, Planet FM, breached the fairness standard. More >>

BSA upholds complaint about rocket launch reporting

Monday, 27 August 2018, 1:17 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

BSA upholds complaint about rocket launch reporting, highlighting importance of verifying content sourced from social media More >>

Deadline looms for television review

Friday, 24 August 2018, 11:15 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Parents and caregivers have until the end of next week, 31 August 2018, to have their say about the timebands, parental locks and classifications labels that help to protect what their children watch on free-to-air television. More >>

Free-to-air television timebands under review

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 9:19 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

New Zealanders are being urged to have their say about whether changes should be made to free-to-air television timebands and classification labels that have been used for decades to protect free-to-air television viewers from unsuitable content. More >>

2018 Survey on Offensive Language in Broadcasting

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:22 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Research released by the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) today highlights that the New Zealand public considers culturally insensitive and sexist or ‘gendered’ language to be increasingly unacceptable in certain broadcasting contexts. More >>

Public agree with the BSA’s Fairness Standard decisions

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:24 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The BSA has surveyed the public about whether they think the BSA’s decisions on the broadcasting Fairness Standard are robust, and the results are released today. More >>

Guidance for broadcasters on using social media content

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:25 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

A guidance note for broadcasters on using third party content, including content sourced from social media platforms, has been released today. The guidance has been prepared by broadcasters for use by broadcasters and all media, with the support ... More >>

Second BSA decision on Naked Attraction

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:34 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Freedom of expression and viewers’ ability to exercise choice and control critical to BSA’s second decision on Naked Attraction More >>

Discussion not in breach of broadcasting standards

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:05 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Discussion about the use of te reo in broadcasting not in breach of broadcasting standards More >>

MoE should have been given opportunity to comment, BSA finds

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 2:23 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld aspects of a complaint made by the Ministry of Education about news items broadcast on RNZ National. The news items related to issues impacting on Salisbury School and schools in Northland. The BSA ... More >>

BSA says Naked Attraction was acceptable to broadcast

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 1:24 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has found it was acceptable to broadcast the first two episodes of the British dating show Naked Attraction after 9.30pm with the AO (Adults Only) classification, but a stronger content warning for audiences ... More >>

Presenter’s Comments About Voting for Māori Party Inaccurate

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:56 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Seven Sharp Presenter’s Comments About Voting for Māori Party Inaccurate And Misleading, BSA Finds More >>

BSA finds ‘authentic’ interview language no breach

Monday, 18 December 2017, 4:19 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has not upheld a complaint about an interviewee’s use of the phrase ‘for Christ’s sake’ during an item on 1 News. More >>

BSA finds Newshub item required warning

Friday, 17 November 2017, 10:18 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has found that a Newshub item, which reported on the shooting of two Israeli police officers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, should have carried an audience advisory alerting viewers to potentially disturbing ... More >>

 

 

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