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Seven Sharp decisions

We have released decisions on two complaints about Seven Sharp. One was partly upheld and the other was declined.

In the decision that was upheld, the BSA found that an item about Colin Craig, the leader of the Conservative Party contained comments that were "personal abuse masquerading as satire" and breached the fairness standard.

In another decision relating to Seven Sharp, the majority of the authority declined to uphold a complaint that an item about the predictions of a climate scientist breached the balance standard.

See today's full media release PDF418.07 kB.

For the two decisions see:
Craig and 4 Others and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2013-034
McMillan and Television New Zealand Ltd - 2013-025