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The BSA today released two new decisions (with one complaint upheld and the other not upheld) about items on Seven Sharp, with both decisions highlighting the importance of political speech during the election period.

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You can read our media release on one of these decisions here.

The BSA released five new decisions today. Three of the complaints related to media coverage of the recent General Election. The complaints were not upheld, with the Authority highlighting the importance of freedom of expression during the election period. Two complaints were about the use of religious expressions in news and current affairs programmes and neither were upheld.

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The BSA today released two new decisions. One of the decisions concerned a complaint that an interview with the former Green Party Co-Leader was unbalanced. The other complaint was about the use of the Fijian term ‘iTaukei’ on the radio. The Authority did not uphold either complaint.

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Today we published our Annual Report for 2016-2017. As well as reporting on our performance and financial position, this report highlights our work over the past year and highlights key themes emerging from the decisions released in the 2016/17 financial year.

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The BSA today released decisions on five complaints, with one complaint upheld. Three complaints were about television broadcasts and two about radio broadcasts. The upheld complaint related to an item on Newshub, which the Authority found contained challenging footage of the shooting of two Israeli police officers at a mosque in East Jerusalem. The Authority recognised the public interest in the item, but considered that it required a warning for the potentially disturbing violent content. The Authority made no order.

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