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New Zealanders weigh public interest and potential harm in gender identity discussion

New Zealanders see significant public interest in airing diverse views about gender identity but are concerned about the potential for community harm, new BSA research finds.

Broadcasting Act turns 35, and is showing its age

The Broadcasting Standards Authority's vision of freedom of expression without harm is as relevant as ever as the nation’s broadcasting regulator turns 35, but legislation is stuck in the pre-internet…

BSA Releases 5 Decisions

The Authority has not upheld a complaint that use of the Māori phrase ‘kore puta’ (following the English phrase ‘not out’) onscreen during a Super Smash Cricket match breached the…

BSA Releases 2 Decisions

The Authority has not upheld a complaint about a Morning Report interview with Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the Israel/Gaza war.

BSA Releases 5 Decisions

These decisions can be found here.

Comments about ethnic ‘priority’ for surgical waitlists ruled misleading and discriminatory

Comments by radio host Kate Hawkesby suggesting Māori and Pacific patients were being prioritised for surgery due to their ethnicity were misleading and discriminatory, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found.

BSA Releases 3 Decisions

These decisions can be found here.

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