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Authority releases six new decisions, with one decision about a programme change following 15 March attacks

The Authority has released six new decisions today, with one decision not upholding a complaint about a programme change by RNZ, following the 15 March 2019 attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.

RNZ replaced its usual early Sunday morning Children’s Storytime with a podcast called Public Enemy, which looks at what it means to grow up Muslim post-September 11. While the replacement programme contained material that may have been disturbing for children, the Authority found that the programme had high value and held significant public interest in light of the events of 15 March. The broadcaster had signalled the programme change and nature of the programme before it aired. The Authority therefore did not uphold the complaint.


You can read the full decisions here.

You can read our media release on this decision here.