The Authority Releases Three New Decisions
The Authority has released three new decisions today relating to four complaints that were not upheld. All of the complaints related to programmes on television. In one decision, the Authority found that a news item on the confessions of a man identified as America’s most prolific serial killer did not breach broadcasting standards. The Authority acknowledged the high value in news and current affairs reporting and noted that the news host’s introduction to the item was adequate to inform viewers of the nature of the coverage enabling them to adequately protect themselves and their children from the content by choosing not to watch. The decision highlights the importance of audience advisories, that enable audiences to make informed decisions about what they choose to watch.
You can read the full decision and the other decision released here.