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The Authority has today issued a decision on the last three episodes of the Naked Attraction series. The Authority’s decision reflects findings made in its earlier decision regarding the first two episodes (Decision No. 2017-101). The Authority upheld the complaints under the Good Taste and Decency Standard, finding that each episode needed a stronger content warning.  In its decision the Authority highlighted the importance of audiences being provided with sufficient information to make informed viewing choices.

You can read our media release on this decision here.

The Authority released decisions on five complaints today, with no complaints upheld. One complaint concerned a panel discussion on The AM Show, featuring panel guest Dr Don Brash. The panel discussed Dr Brash’s views on the use of te reo Māori in broadcasting without translation. The Authority noted that the panel discussed a topical and legitimate issue in New Zealand and it was important to hear differing points of view on this issue. The item therefore had value in terms of the right to freedom of expression and was not unbalanced or unfair to Dr Brash.

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Today the Authority issued decisions on six complaints. Three complaints were about radio broadcasts and three complaints were about television broadcasts. All six decisions address issues of accuracy and balance in news, current affairs and factual programming. Three decisions consider news reporting on the issue of climate change. The Authority did not uphold these complaints.  

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The BSA has released decisions on eight complaints today, with two complaints upheld. One of the upheld decisions concerned news items broadcast on RNZ National about issues impacting on the education sector, with the Ministry of Education complaining that these items were unbalanced and unfair, and it should have been given an opportunity to provide comments in response. The BSA found that the broadcaster fell short of its obligation to present significant points of view in the news items and to provide the Ministry with a fair and reasonable opportunity to comment. No order was made.

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The BSA has released its decision on the first two episodes of British dating show Naked Attraction, finding the episodes were acceptable for broadcast but a stronger content warning for audiences was needed. The BSA received complaints from 13 complainants that the episodes should not have been allowed to air due to the high level of nudity and sexual discussion. One aspect of the complaints was upheld under the good taste and decency standard, due to the inadequate warning. The decision highlights the importance of broadcasters using the suite of tools available, such as audience warnings, to assist audiences to make informed choices about what they watch.

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