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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.

BSA finds comparison of PHARMAC with UK agency in radio interview was misleading

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has upheld part of a complaint that an interview on RNZ’s Checkpoint was misleading and breached the accuracy broadcasting standard.

BSA cautions broadcasters to avoid casual racism in sports broadcasting

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has cautioned broadcasters to avoid language in sports broadcasting that amounts to casual racism.

BSA takes active approach towards prevention of harm in broadcasting in 2018/19

The BSA has today released its 2018/19 Annual Report which highlights its active approach to maintaining freedom of expression in broadcasting without harm.

Deadline Approaching For Public Submissions On Changes To Election Programmes Broadcasting Code

At 5:00pm on 22 November 2019, the period closes for public submissions regarding the changes BSA is proposing to the Election Programmes Code of Broadcasting Practice (Election Programmes Code).

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