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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 >>

Keeping Up With The Times: New Safeguards For Free-to-air Television

Friday, 17 April 2020, 7:32 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Changes to timebands and classifications are coming to free-to-air (FTA) television on 1 May 2020. A new campaign is launching today to tell viewers, especially parents and caregivers, what they need to know to be ready. With the help of How To DAD Jordan ... More >>

BSA releases guidance note for reporting on terrorism

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 10:26 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

BSA has today released a guidance note which it has prepared with a working group of broadcasters to guide broadcasters when reporting on terrorism, violent extremism and crisis events. The guidance note follows the issue of decisions by the BSA last ... More >>

BSA Finds Seven Sharp Misled Viewers Regarding ANZ Customer’s Bomb Threat

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 11:14 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found that an item on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp was misleading and breached the accuracy broadcasting standard. In the item the Seven Sharp host interviewed a former customer of ANZ who had had a dispute ... More >>

Bsa Releases Refreshed Election Programmes Code Of Broadcasting Practice Ahead Of 2020 Election

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:20 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

BSA has today released the refreshed Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice ahead of the 2020 General Election. The code standards and guidelines apply to Election Programmes, which are election advertisements broadcast on television and radio by ... More >>

Comparison of PHARMAC with UK agency was misleading

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 11:11 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has upheld part of a complaint that an interview on RNZ’s Checkpoint was misleading and breached the accuracy broadcasting standard. More >>

Authority finds Planet FM talkback programme unfair

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 11:06 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

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

BSA cautions broadcasters to avoid casual racism

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 1:13 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has cautioned broadcasters to avoid language in sports broadcasting that amounts to casual racism. More >>

BSA takes active approach towards prevention of harm

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:20 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The BSA has today released its 2018/19 Annual Report which highlights its active approach to maintaining freedom of expression in broadcasting without harm. More >>

Deadline Approaching for Public Submissions on Broadcasting

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:10 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

At 5:00pm on 22 November 2019, the period closes for public submissions regarding the changes BSA is proposing to the Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice (Election Programmes Code). More >>

BSA seeks feedback on changes to Election Programmes Code

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 8:44 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Changes are being proposed to the standards and guidelines that apply to Election Programmes which are broadcast by or for political parties and candidates in the run-up to the general election. In consultation with broadcasters, the Broadcasting ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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