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BSA Finds Coarse Language In Comedy Gala Broadcast Did Not Breach Broadcasting Standards

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 11:24 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint about offensive language on the broadcast of a recording of the TVNZ 2 live comedy event, Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala . The complaint under the Good Taste and Decency Standard was ... More >>

BSA Finds News Item On Controversial Pub Wall-hanging Did Not Breach Standards

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 10:25 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint about an item on 1 News that discussed a controversial wall-hanging in a Puhoi Pub bearing the n-word, and included footage of the wall-hanging itself. The complaint alleged the ... More >>

BSA Research Reveals Different Attitudes To Discrimination And Denigration On TV/radio

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 10:34 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Attitudes towards discrimination and denigration on TV and radio appear to be changing with younger New Zealanders showing a lower tolerance for it than older generations, according to new research from the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA). The research ... More >>

BSA Welcomes Review Of Media Content Regulation

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 3:43 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has welcomed the announcement today of a review of New Zealand’s media content regulatory system. BSA Board Chair Judge Bill Hastings said the Authority had long been supportive of changes given the different ... More >>

BSA Draws A Line Under Complaints About Te Reo

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 10:57 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has drawn a line under complaints about the use of te reo Māori in broadcasts. The BSA said it had received 27 enquiries about the language’s use since June last year – five times as many in the same ... More >>

BSA Orders Broadcast Statement And $3000 Costs Against Magic Talk Afternoons With Sean Plunket

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 4:14 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found a Magic Talk Afternoons with Sean Plunket interview about the legal basis for iwi roadblocks under Covid-19 restrictions, amplified negative stereotypes about Maori and had the potential to cause widespread ... More >>

Repeat Broadcast Detailing Serial Killer Ted Bundy’s Crimes Breaches Children’s Standard

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 4:10 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found a repeat broadcast on a Sunday morning of a 20/20 episode detailing serial killer Ted Bundy’s crimes, breached the children’s interests and programme information standards. The episode presented ... More >>

BSA Sees Increase In Complaints Received And Decisions Issued

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 9:59 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Complaints about news and current affairs coverage are behind a surge in the number of issues brought to the BSA. The Authority received 135 complaints and issued 111 decisions in the 2019/2020 financial year, a rise respectively of 11% and 23% on ... More >>

Reference To ‘Jewish Billionaires’ Breaches Discrimination And Denigration Standard

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 3:33 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found an item on 1 News stating that the ‘Israel Start-up Nation’ cycling team was ‘backed by Jewish billionaires’, breached standards as it had the effect of embedding and reflecting harmful stereotypes. ... More >>

BSA Upholds Alcohol Healthwatch’s Complaint

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 12:26 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found an item on The Rock FM’s The Morning Rumble amounted to alcohol promotion that was socially irresponsible and ordered costs of $1000. The Morning Rumble featured an interview in April with ... More >>

BSA Upholds Complaint From Ōwairaka Activist That RNZ Item Misrepresented Her Views

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 10:52 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has upheld a complaint from environmental activist Lisa Prager that an RNZ Checkpoint item misrepresented her position and was unfair to her. The Checkpoint item summarised the complainant’s submission ... More >>

BSA Announces New CEO - Glen Scanlon

Friday, 4 September 2020, 12:01 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Board of the Broadcasting Standards Authority I Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho has appointed Glen Scanlon to lead the organisation as its new Chief Executive. BSA Chair Judge Bill Hastings says Glen will bring a wealth of experience in digital, broadcast ... More >>

BSA Releases Litmus Testing Research On Public Attitudes Towards Violence On TV/Radio

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 10:42 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has today released its annual litmus testing research which explores the public’s attitudes towards violence on TV/Radio and views on BSA’s recent decisions on complaints relating to violence in broadcast ... More >>

BSA Finds Reference To ‘child Pornography’ Did Not Breach Standards, But Encourages Caution

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 2:55 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

BSA finds reference to ‘child pornography’ in news item did not breach standards, but encourages caution and judgement around terminology The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has not upheld a complaint that a Newshub item reporting on the ... More >>

BSA Finds Tennis Promo Not In Breach Of Broadcasting Standards

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 2:05 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has not upheld two complaints about a promo for the ASB Women’s Classic tennis competition which screened on Sky Sport in January 2020. The promo, which was repeated throughout broadcast coverage of the competition, ... More >>

Leigh Pearson Reappointed To Broadcasting Standards Authority

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:29 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Wellingtonian Leigh Pearson has been reappointed to the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) for a one-year fixed term, Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced today. With her previous knowledge and experience, ... More >>

BSA Says Thank You And Haere Ra To Outgoing Chief Executive Belinda Moffat

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 8:25 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Belinda Moffat. Board Chair Judge Bill Hastings says Belinda has been a strong leader at the BSA over the last four years. During this time she oversaw the review of timebands ... More >>

BSA Finds The University Of Otago Treated Unfairly In Broadcasts About Sexual Assault Allegations

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 1:06 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found that items on TVNZ’s Breakfast and 1 News were unfair to the University of Otago, in breach of the fairness broadcasting standard. The Breakfast programme was also found to be in breach of the balance broadcasting ... More >>

New Safeguards Launch Today On Free-to-air Television

Friday, 1 May 2020, 9:04 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

From today, Kiwi TV viewers will notice a change to the safeguards on their screens. The Broadcasting Standards Authority and free-to-air broadcasters have made important changes to timebands and classifications on free-to-air television, to help protect ... More >>

Broadcasting Standards Safeguards For Children Watching Television During Alert Level Restrictions

Friday, 24 April 2020, 11:57 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

As the country prepares to move to alert level 3, with a large number of children continuing to learn from home during the school term, the Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) highlights that important broadcasting standards aimed at protecting ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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