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BSA Releases 8 Decisions

The BSA has not upheld a complaint a 1 News report showing footage relating to a homicide breached standards guarding against offensive and disturbing content and promotion of illegal or antisocial behaviour. The Authority found the footage was justified in the context, noting news programmes by their nature often feature challenging material, and the introduction to the item (which signposted the ‘confronting video clip’ and included a warning) adequately informed viewers of the nature of the footage so they could choose not to watch. It also noted the public interest in showing the footage given Police’s request for assistance in the matter. The Authority further found the item did not encourage or promote illegal or antisocial behaviour. This and other recently released decisions can be seen here.