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BSA Releases 7 Decisions

The Authority has not upheld a complaint under multiple standards about a 1News item covering a Hobson’s Pledge campaign against bilingual road signage. The complainant alleged the item was biased and unfair by suggesting feedback using the Hobson’s Pledge template was ‘bad’, trying to influence how people gave feedback, and only interviewing members of the public in support of bilingual signs. The BSA found the broadcaster provided enough balance and the item was not unfair, as Hobson’s Pledge was given a chance to comment, and its position was adequately presented. The complaint did not identify any inaccurate statement or reasons why the item was inaccurate, and the discrimination and denigration standard didn’t apply. This and other recently released decisions can be seen here.