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The Authority has released decisions on four complaints. One of the complaints related to whether a television news report on a new public interest defence recognised by the Court of Appeal in the complainants’ defamation proceedings was accurate and fair. The complaint was not upheld. The remaining decisions related to radio broadcasts. The Authority declined jurisdiction on one complaint, declined to determine one complaint and did not uphold the last complaint.

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Today the Authority released decisions on four complaints, with none of the complaints upheld. Three of the decisions related to television broadcasts. Two of the complaints raised issues around what language is acceptable in news and current affairs programmes.

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The Authority released four decisions on six complaints today, with none of the complaints upheld. One decision concerned a segment on The Project, which discussed a tweet by National MP Judith Collins. Ms Collins retweeted an article from yournewswire.com which implied that France had made it easier for adults to legally have sex with children. The Project host Jesse Mulligan referred to Ms Collins’ tweet as an example of ‘fake news’, as in fact consent laws in France had been strengthened, which the complainant considered was inaccurate. The Authority found that the segment comprised Mr Mulligan’s analysis or opinion, and was therefore not subject to the requirements of the accuracy standard, and the complaint was not upheld.

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Today the Authority released three decisions on four complaints, with none of the complaints upheld. All three decisions related to radio broadcasts. One of the complaints complaint raised an issue regarding the acceptability of broadcasting offensive language, the Authority noted the importance of context and audience expectations in their determination. The other three complaints raised issues under the balance, accuracy and fairness standards regarding The Leighton Smith Show.

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Today the Authority released decisions on four complaints, with none of the complaints upheld. All four decisions related to television broadcasts.  Three of the complaints raised issues regarding news and current affairs programmes, while two of the complaints raised issues under the discrimination and denigration standard.

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