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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…

BSA welcomes review of media content regulation

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has welcomed the announcement today of a review of New Zealand’s media content regulatory system.

BSA draws a line under complaints about te reo | Kua mutu i te BSA te tirotiro amuamu mō te reo Māori

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has drawn a line under complaints about the use of te reo Māori in broadcasts.

Reference to ‘Jewish billionaires’ breaches discrimination and denigration standard

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has found an item on 1 News stating that the ‘Israel Start-up Nation’ cycling team was ‘backed by Jewish billionaires’, breached standards as it had…

BSA highlights importance of data literacy following misleading comments by Mike Hosking on Italy’s COVID-19 deaths

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has upheld a complaint that comments made by Mike Hosking about COVID-19 death rates in Italy were misleading, highlighting the importance of data literacy.

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