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The Authority released four decisions on six complaints today, with none of the complaints upheld. All four decisions relate to television programmes, including Shortland Street, The AM Show, Newshub and Uncharted with Sam Neill. Two of the decisions relate to issues around accuracy and fairness in reporting on anti-1080 protests.

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The Authority has today released four decisions about complaints under the free-to-air television code. Three of the decisions related to an episode of Sunday that featured an investigation into gay conversion therapy in New Zealand.  The Authority did not uphold the complaints, which primarily focused on the use of hidden camera footage.  The Authority found high public interest in the broadcast and found that in the context of the item, the use of hidden camera footage was justified.

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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.

To read our media release on one of these decisions, click here.

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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.

To read the full decisions, click on the Latest Decisions button below.