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Adult-themed show promos during family film exposed children to potential harm

The airing of promos for adult-themed shows during family movie Scoob! potentially exposed children to unsuitable content and breached broadcasting standards, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found.

New Zealanders weigh public interest and potential harm in gender identity discussion

New Zealanders see significant public interest in airing diverse views about gender identity but are concerned about the potential for community harm, new BSA research finds.

Broadcasting Act turns 35, and is showing its age

The Broadcasting Standards Authority's vision of freedom of expression without harm is as relevant as ever as the nation’s broadcasting regulator turns 35, but legislation is stuck in the pre-internet…

Comments about ethnic ‘priority’ for surgical waitlists ruled misleading and discriminatory

Comments by radio host Kate Hawkesby suggesting Māori and Pacific patients were being prioritised for surgery due to their ethnicity were misleading and discriminatory, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found.

Sunday item on ‘looming health crisis’ in engineered stone industry unbalanced, BSA finds

A Sunday item suggesting New Zealand was failing to address a “looming health crisis” in the engineered stone industry was unbalanced, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found in a split…

Misleading claim over Posie Parker views breached accuracy standard

A discussion on Marae about freedom of expression, in the wake of Posie Parker’s New Zealand visit, breached the accuracy standard, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found in a split…

Inaccurate statement about unions paying strikers breached broadcasting standards

A comment on Mike Hosking Breakfast about people on strike receiving full pay from unions was inaccurate and breached broadcasting standards, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found.

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