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BSA finds John Banks talkback discussion breached standards with denigrating comments about Māori

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has found an exchange between stand-in Magic Talk host John Banks and a caller, including denigrating comments about Māori culture, breached broadcasting standards.

BSA Releases 8 Decisions

One relates to a complaint over a John Banks talkback discussion which breached broadcasting standards with denigrating comments about Māori culture. The recent decisions can be found here.

BSA finds comments on COVID-19 vaccine safety and ‘anti-vaxxers’ did not breach standards

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint about an item on Seven Sharp in which co-host Hilary Barry made comments about the safety of the COVID-19 Pfizer…

BSA Releases 7 Decisions

One related to a complaint over comments by Hilary Barry on Seven Sharp about the safety of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine and ‘anti-vaxxers’. This was not upheld.

BSA Releases 11 Decisions

One related to a complaint over a news item about sex workers and escorts opening up about their work on social media. The complaint was not upheld.

BSA Releases 5 Decisions

One related to a complaint by the NZ Defence Force about an interview with Nicky Hager on results of an enquiry into Australia’s defence force and the implications for the…

BSA finds coarse language in Comedy Gala broadcast did not breach broadcasting standards

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has not upheld a complaint about offensive language on the broadcast of a recording of the TVNZ 2 live comedy event, Best Foods Christmas Comedy…

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