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Please note: these practice notes were written under the previous codes of broadcasting practice, which apply to programmes broadcast before 1 April 2016. While these practice notes are still relevant to informing complainants and broadcasters about the approach the Authority is likely to take under the new codes, in the case of any inconsistency, the new codes will prevail.

Practice notes are designed to help complainants and broadcasters understand the approach the BSA is likely to take in considering issues about standards.

Note, however, that the statements made in these practice notes do not bind the BSA in any way. Each complaint is determined on the particular facts surrounding a broadcast.

The BSA has issued the following practice notes. All are available as downloadable PDFs.

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All links to BSA decisions in the practice notes below open a new window.

2013

Trivial Complaints

2012

Costs Awards

2011

Privacy Principle 4
Privacy Principle 1

2010

Balance on TV
Privacy

2009

Programme Classification
Balance on Radio

2008

Violence
Liquor Promotion

2006

Denigration and Discrimination
Good Taste and Decency
Law and Order