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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.

BSA Announces New CEO - Glen Scanlon

The Board of the Broadcasting Standards Authority / Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho has appointed Glen Scanlon to lead the organisation as its new Chief Executive.

Advertising Standards Authority, Broadcasting Standards Authority, NZ Media Council and Electoral Commission offer “no wrong door” to deal with election and referendum complaints

In the lead up to the 17 October 2020 General Election and referendums, the public is reminded of New Zealand’s standards for election and referendum broadcasts, advertising, and publisher content.

BSA releases litmus testing research on public attitudes towards violence on TV/Radio

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has today released its annual litmus testing research which explores the public’s attitudes towards violence on TV/Radio and views on BSA’s recent decisions on complaints...

BSA finds reference to ‘child pornography’ in news item did not breach standards, but encourages caution and judgement around terminology

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint that a Newshub item reporting on the arrest of Sir Ron Brierley for alleged possession of ‘child pornography’ should have...

Protecting children from harmful content: new research reveals the biggest upsets and how to deal with them

A new study has underlined the importance of safeguards to protect children from harmful content on television and the internet.

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