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Expert’s COVID-19 Vaccine Statements On Seven Sharp Not Inaccurate, BSA Finds

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 11:02 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint that a Seven Sharp segment breached the accuracy standard when a leading immunisation expert described the composition and safety of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The complaint related ... More >>

BSA Recognises Contribution Of Departing Chief Executive Glen Scanlon

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 4:25 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Glen Scanlon. Authority Chair Susie Staley says Glen’s leadership has been crucial during a time of significant challenges and change in broadcasting and society. “In ... More >>

Audiences Less Tolerant Of Racial Or Cultural Slurs, More Relaxed Over F-word, BSA Study Finds

Monday, 21 March 2022, 10:40 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

TV and radio audiences have a decreasing tolerance for racial and cultural insults, but attitudes towards blasphemy and terms using the F-word are softening, according to new research from the Broadcasting Standards Authority. The findings form part ... More >>

Inaccurate And Misleading COVID-19 TV Discussion Breached Broadcasting Standards

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 11:11 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

A programme broadcast by Mainland TV breached broadcasting standards with inaccurate and misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and their safety, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found. The BSA found the programme also promoted conspiracies ... More >>

Selective Use Of Evidence Risks Fuelling COVID Misinformation, BSA Warns

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 10:35 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has warned of the dangers of fuelling COVID-19 misinformation by selectively quoting reports or data out of context. The warning comes as the Authority declined to uphold a complaint alleging a TV report was incorrect ... More >>

Public Views Sought On Revised Broadcasting Standards Codebook

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 1:18 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Public views are being sought on proposed changes to standards for TV and radio programmes to ensure they remain fit for today’s media and regulatory environment. The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) is comprehensively reviewing the Broadcasting ... More >>

Misleading TV Panel Comments On COVID-19 And Abortion Breached Standards

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 10:04 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

A panel discussion on APNA Television breached broadcasting standards with misleading comments about COVID-19 and the application of new abortion laws, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found. It has ordered the broadcaster to air a statement ... More >>

Discrimination And Denigration Unlikely To Apply To COVID-19 Vaccination Status, BSA Finds

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:29 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Comments about people based on their COVID-19 vaccination status are unlikely to be considered discrimination or denigration under broadcasting standards, the BSA has found. The Authority has declined to determine three complaints alleging broadcast ... More >>

New BSA Guide Clarifies Types Of Complaints Unlikely To Succeed

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 1:47 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has issued new guidance for audiences and broadcasters about types of complaints that are unlikely to be upheld. The BSA guidance published today relates to areas such as low-level bad language and blasphemy, through to matters ... More >>

New BSA Guide Clarifies Types Of Complaints Unlikely To Succeed

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 11:52 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has issued new guidance for audiences and broadcasters about types of complaints that are unlikely to be upheld. The BSA guidance published today relates to areas such as low-level bad language and blasphemy, through to matters ... More >>

COVID-19 And Elections Help Drive Broadcasting Complaints To A 10-year High

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 11:30 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has had its busiest year for complaints in more than a decade as COVID-19 and elections here and in the US drove high audience engagement with broadcast material. The BSA received 206 complaints in the year to ... More >>

Comments About Jewish Influence In Hollywood Breached Broadcasting Standards

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 10:23 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has found MediaWorks were correct to uphold a complaint about a talkback discussion which referred to Jewish influence in Hollywood, and required no further action. The comments had the potential to affirm, further ... More >>

BSA Upholds Complaint Over Classification And Scheduling Of Offensive Content On Reality TV Show

Friday, 13 August 2021, 10:33 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has upheld a complaint about the classification and scheduling of an episode of SAS Australia which screened on Bravo at 7.30pm. The episode, following 17 Australian celebrities put through a gruelling training ... More >>

BSA Finds John Banks Talkback Discussion Breached Standards With Denigrating Comments About Māori

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 10:33 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has found an exchange between stand-in Magic Talk host John Banks and a caller, including denigrating comments about Māori culture, breached broadcasting standards. It has ordered the broadcaster, MediaWorks ... More >>

BSA Finds Comments On COVID-19 Vaccine Safety And ‘anti-vaxxers’ Did Not Breach Standards

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 10:51 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint about an item on Seven Sharp in which co-host Hilary Barry made comments about the safety of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine and “anti-vaxxers”. The comments included a suggestion ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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