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Keeping up with the times: new safeguards for free-to-air television

Changes to timebands and classifications are coming to free-to-air (FTA) television on 1 May 2020.

BSA Releases Guidance Note for Broadcasters Reporting on Terrorism and Violent Extremism

BSA has today released a guidance note which it has prepared with a working group of broadcasters to guide broadcasters when reporting on terrorism, violent extremism and crisis events.

BSA finds Seven Sharp misled viewers regarding ANZ customer’s bomb threat

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has found that an item on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp was misleading and breached the accuracy broadcasting standard.

A Message From The Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Authority – Covid 19

The Broadcasting Standards Authority confirms that we will continue to operate during these difficult times.

BSA Releases Refreshed Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice Ahead of the 2020 General Election

BSA has today released the refreshed Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice ahead of the 2020 General Election.

Changes to free-to-air television timebands and classification labels

Viewers will soon be bidding farewell to the decades-old PGR and AO labels on free-to-air (FTA) television and welcoming the familiar G, PG, M, 16 and 18 labels onto their…

Authority finds Planet FM talkback programme unfair

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has found that a segment on Punjabi talkback programme, Panthak Vichar, broadcast on community radio station, Planet FM, breached the fairness standard.

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