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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.

BSA upholds complaint over classification and scheduling of offensive content on reality TV show

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has upheld a complaint about the classification and scheduling of an episode of SAS Australia which screened on Bravo at 7. 30pm.

BSA finds John Banks talkback discussion breached standards with denigrating comments about Māori

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has found an exchange between stand-in Magic Talk host John Banks and a caller, including denigrating comments about Māori culture, breached broadcasting standards.

BSA finds comments on COVID-19 vaccine safety and ‘anti-vaxxers’ did not breach standards

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint about an item on Seven Sharp in which co-host Hilary Barry made comments about the safety of the COVID-19 Pfizer…

BSA finds coarse language in Comedy Gala broadcast did not breach broadcasting standards

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint about offensive language on the broadcast of a recording of the TVNZ 2 live comedy event, Best Foods Christmas Comedy…

BSA finds news item on controversial pub wall-hanging did not breach standards

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint about an item on 1 News that discussed a controversial wall-hanging in a Puhoi Pub bearing the n-word, and included…

BSA research reveals different attitudes to discrimination and denigration on TV/radio

Attitudes towards discrimination and denigration on TV and radio appear to be changing with younger New Zealanders showing a lower tolerance for it than older generations, according to new research…

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