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The Authority released decisions on two complaints about free-to-air television broadcasts today. One complaint related to an episode of Shortland Street and the second complaint related to a 1 News story about a proposed law change. Neither complaint was upheld.

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Today the Authority released decisions on eight complaints, with none of the complaints upheld. Five decisions related to television broadcasts and three decisions related to radio broadcasts. Five complainants raised issues under the good taste and decency standard, and two complainants raised issues under the children’s interests standard.

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Today we published our Annual Report for 2017-18. As well as reporting on our performance and financial position, this report highlights our work over the past year. Over the last 12 months there was a 54% increase in complaints to the BSA and a 65% increase in enquiries, indicating New Zealanders are engaged with broadcast content and value broadcasting standards.

You can download a copy of the Annual Report here.

You can read our media release here.

The Authority released decisions on five complaints today. One of the complaints concerned a Newshub promo viewed on YouTube. The Authority was able to consider the complaint, despite it referring to an online YouTube video, as the broadcaster had accepted the promo had been broadcast in its entirety and unedited on television. None of the complaints were upheld.

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Today the Authority released decisions on five complaints. All five complaints related to television broadcasts. Three of the complaints raised the fairness standard. Three of the complaints related to fictional programming while the other two complaints related to news and current affairs broadcasts. None of the complaints were upheld.

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