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Singh & Singh Bassi and Access Community Radio inc - 2019-045 (16 December 2019)
2019-045

The Authority has upheld complaints from two complainants about a segment of Punjabi talkback programme Panthak Vichar, broadcast on Access Community Radio Inc (Planet FM). During the programme, the hosts made a number of allegations against the complainants, regarding their fundraising activities and whether they were trustworthy, and played a recorded phone conversation with Jaspreet Singh on-air. The Authority found that the comments reflected negatively on the complainants, and that Jaspreet Singh would not have known that the phone call would be played on-air. The Authority upheld the complaint under the fairness standard but did not uphold the remaining aspects of the complaint. Upheld: Fairness. Not Upheld: Accuracy, Privacy, Good Taste and Decency, Programme Information, Discrimination and Denigration...

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Rajan and Access Community Radio Auckland Inc - 2000-008
2000-008

SummaryDuring the New Zealand Tamil Society’s programme broadcast on Access Community Radio Auckland Inc on 5 September 1999 at 8. 35pm, a text was read out concerning the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple of Sri Lanka. A Theva Rajan complained to Access Community Radio Auckland Inc, the broadcaster, that the text contained four factual errors. He said he had pointed them out to the programme’s presenter and asked for a correction to be broadcast, but that was not done. Access Radio’s response emphasised that the matters complained about were events of historical interest and although the historical findings were in contention among scholars, they were not controversial matters to the general population. The station offered Mr Rajan the opportunity to broadcast a programme of an equivalent length of time. For the reasons given below, the Authority declines to determine the complaint....

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AB and CD and Access Community Radio Inc - 2013-005
2013-005

Complaints under section 8(1B)(b)(i) of the Broadcasting Act 1989House of Noizz – host made derogatory comments about “an ex-member of the family”, the mother of his named nephew – allegedly in breach of standards relating to good taste and decency, privacy, accuracy, fairness, discrimination and denigration, and responsible programmingFindingsStandard 6 (fairness) – host abused his position by making comments that were insulting and abusive to AB – AB made repeated attempts to stop the content being broadcast – AB treated unfairly – upheld Standard 3 (privacy) – AB identifiable for the purposes of the privacy standard because limited group of people who could potentially identify her may not have been aware of any family matter – however host’s comments were his opinion and did not amount to private facts – not upheld Standard 1 (good taste and decency) – hosts’ comments would not have offended or distressed most listeners in context –…...

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Walshe (Hon Consul General of Ireland) and Access Community Radio Auckland Inc - 1993-057
1993-057

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Credo Society Inc and Access Community Radio Inc - 1993-089
1993-089

Download a PDF of Decision No. 1993-089:Credo Society Inc and Access Community Radio Inc - 1993-089 PDF447. 43 KB...

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Supreme Sikh Society, Kalgidhar Sports Club & Majinder Singh Bassi and Planet FM - 2018-040 (24 August 2018)
2018-040

Summary[This summary does not form part of the decision. ]The Authority has upheld one aspect of a complaint from three complainants about a segment of Punjabi talkback programme Panthic Vichar, broadcast on community radio station, Planet FM. During the programme, host Kuldip Singh made a number of allegations against the complainants, regarding use of grant money and cheating or ‘unjust’ behaviour at a kabaddi tournament. The Authority found that the host’s comments reflected negatively on the complainants and as such, they should have been given an opportunity to respond to the allegations. The Authority did not uphold the remaining aspects of the complaint. The Authority acknowledged the limited resources available to the broadcaster, but reminded it of its obligations under the Broadcasting Act 1989 to receive and consider formal complaints through a proper process, including where the broadcast subject to complaint is in a language other than English....

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Hay and Access Community Radio Auckland Inc - 1998-072
1998-072

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1998-072 Dated the 9th day of July 1998 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by DAVID HAY of Auckland Broadcaster ACCESS COMMUNITY RADIO AUCKLAND INC S R Maling Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod J Withers...

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Dinkha and Access Community Radio Auckland Inc - 1997-090
1997-090

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1997-090 Dated the 17th day of July 1997 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by EDWAR DINKHA of Auckland Broadcaster ACCESS COMMUNITY RADIO AUCKLAND INC S R Maling Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod A Martin...

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Credo Society Inc and Access Community Radio Auckland Inc - 1997-019
1997-019

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 1997-019 Dated the 6th day of March 1997 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by CREDO SOCIETY INC of Auckland Broadcaster ACCESS COMMUNITY RADIO AUCKLAND INC J M Potter Chairperson L M Loates R McLeod A Martin...

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O'Dea and Access Community Radio Inc - 1995-047
1995-047

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 47/95 Dated the 15th day of June 1995 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by JAMES O'DEA of Auckland Broadcaster ACCESS COMMUNITY RADIO AUCKLAND INC I W Gallaway L M Loates W J Fraser R McLeod...

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Credo Society Inc and Access Community Radio Inc - 1994-078
1994-078

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 78/94 Dated the 8th day of September 1994 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by CREDO SOCIETY INCORPORATED of Auckland Broadcaster ACCESS COMMUNITY RADIO AUCKLAND INCORPORATED I W Gallaway Chairperson J R Morris R A Barraclough L M Loates...

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Credo Society Inc and Access Community Radio Inc - 1994-087
1994-087

BEFORE THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY Decision No: 87/94 Dated the 29th day of September 1994 IN THE MATTER of the Broadcasting Act 1989 AND IN THE MATTER of a complaint by CREDO SOCIETY INCORPORATED of Auckland Broadcaster ACCESS COMMUNITY RADIO AUCKLAND INCORPORATED I W Gallaway Chairperson J R Morris R A Barraclough L M Loates...

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Ramanathan and Access Community Radio Auckland Inc - 1999-124
1999-124

SummaryOn a programme prepared by the NZ Tamil Society and broadcast on Access Radio in Auckland on 11 April 1999, it was announced that Mrs Ramanathan’s nomination to the Executive Committee of the NZ Tamil Society had been rejected. Her nomination would be accepted, the reported added, when she returned some receipt books she had in her possession to the Society’s Treasurer. Mrs Ramanathan complained to Access Community Radio Auckland Inc that the broadcast contained unfounded allegations regarding her honesty and reputation. Access Radio upheld the complaint and arranged for the Tamil Society to broadcast a statement which retracted the allegations and apologised to Mrs Ramanathan . Dissatisfied with the action taken after her complaint had been upheld, Mrs Ramanathan referred her complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Authority under s. 8(1)(a) of the Broadcasting Act 1989....

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Voluntary Law Association of India New Zealand Inc and Access Community Radio Inc - 2010-162
2010-162

Complaint under section 8(1B)(b)(i) of the Broadcasting Act 1989Radio Punjab – hosts and callers discussed controversy surrounding charges of electoral fraud against a prominent member of the Indian community – caller talked about complaints laid against the police investigating the electoral fraud – allegedly inaccurate and unfair to police FindingsStandard 5 (accuracy) – hosts did not make any unqualified statements of fact – caller’s comments clearly opinion – not upheld Standard 6 (fairness) – no person or organisation treated unfairly – not upheld This headnote does not form part of the decision. Broadcast [1] Radio Punjab, a talkback programme, was broadcast on Planet FM at 5pm on Tuesday 12 October 2010. During the programme, the hosts invited callers to comment on controversy surrounding charges of electoral fraud against a prominent member of the Indian community....