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Today we released the results of our 2018 Litmus Testing research, which reports on what the public thinks about some of the BSA’s recent decisions on the Fairness Standard. The decisions considered complaints about The Block NZ: Villa Wars, Newshub, Story and Seven Sharp.

The majority of research participants agreed with the BSA’s decisions for all four programmes, with an average of 90% of participants rating the BSA’s decisions as very good, good or acceptable.  The research also highlights aspects of the fairness standard which the public consider are important, including the importance of informed consent and informed participation in a programme.

You can read our media release on this research here and a summary of the key findings here. The full report can be found here.