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Public views sought on revised Broadcasting Standards Codebook

Public views are being sought on proposed changes to standards for TV and radio programmes to ensure they remain fit for today’s media and regulatory environment.

Misleading TV panel comments on COVID-19 and abortion breached standards

A panel discussion on APNA Television breached broadcasting standards with misleading comments about COVID-19 and the application of new abortion laws, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found.

Discrimination and denigration unlikely to apply to COVID-19 vaccination status, BSA finds

Comments about people based on their COVID-19 vaccination status are unlikely to be considered discrimination or denigration under broadcasting standards, the BSA has found.

BSA Releases 11 Decisions

In one decision, the Authority has not upheld a complaint alleging a lack of balance in a Newshub Live item on reactions to the sentencing of a person involved in…

New board members

We're delighted to welcome two new BSA board members, Tupe Solomon-Tanoa’i and John Gillespie. Acting Chair Susie Staley has been confirmed as Chair.

BSA Releases 10 Decisions

One decision finds that a Newshub Live item did not breach the accuracy or fairness standards by stating there was no evidence ivermectin works in treating or preventing COVID-19.

BSA Releases 5 Decisions

One decision finds that comments by radio host Mike Hosking criticising Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield were opinion and did not breach the accuracy or fairness standards.

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