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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 >>

Edited Love Island UK broadcast did not breach standards

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 10:14 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found that the heavily edited first episode of Love Island UK met the G (General) classification and did not breach the children’s interests standard given its edited form and target and likely audience. More >>

Humm FM host breached fairness standard of Radio Code

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 10:46 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has found two broadcasts of Hindi radio programme, Humm FM Drive , breached the fairness standard of the Radio Code of Broadcasting Practice. More >>

BSA releases decisions on coverage of mosque attacks

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 10:48 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Authority has today released decisions on four complaints about New Zealand broadcast coverage of the 15 March 2019 mosque attacks. More >>

BSA finds Ross Campbell interview breaches standards

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 10:30 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has found an interview between Wendyl Nissen and Horowhenua District Councillor Ross Campbell was unbalanced, misleading and unfair. More >>

BSA releases research into screen content and youth harm

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 8:25 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has today released research which explores how depictions of nudity on screen in different scenarios may impact or harm children and young people. More >>

RNZ’s programming change not in breach of standards

Friday, 19 July 2019, 10:14 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

BSA finds RNZ’s programming change following 15 March mosque attacks not in breach of broadcasting standards More >>

Awareness of BSA, broadcasting standards remains high

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 9:16 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has today published the results of its two-yearly public awareness survey. More >>

BSA strategic refresh puts the spotlight on harm

Friday, 28 June 2019, 9:50 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority ( BSA ) has today published its new strategic framework for 2019/20, unveiling a refreshed vision statement with an increased focus on education and engagement, with both broadcasters and the public. More >>

Newstalk ZB found to have breached standards

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 10:35 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis-Allan found to have breached broadcasting standards with Pacific Islands comments More >>

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 >>

 

 

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