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BSA Releases 5 Decisions

One decision finds that comments by radio host Mike Hosking criticising Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield were opinion and did not breach the accuracy or fairness standards.

New BSA guide clarifies types of complaints unlikely to succeed

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has issued new guidance for audiences and broadcasters about types of complaints that are unlikely to be upheld.

BSA Releases 3 Decisions

One relates to a complaint alleging comments by Newstalk ZB host Kerre McIvor about cyclists breached the discrimination and denigration, fairness and balance standards. This was not upheld.

COVID-19 and elections help drive broadcasting complaints to a 10-year high

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…

BSA Releases 12 Decisions

One relates to a complaint that comments by Dr Michael Baker and Hon Chris Hipkins in interviews about the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination were inaccurate and misleading.

BSA Releases 6 Decisions

One relates to a complaint over a talkback discussion referring to Jewish influence in Hollywood.

Comments about Jewish influence in Hollywood breached broadcasting standards

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.

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