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The BSA has today released decisions on seven complaints, none of which were upheld. Five of the complaints concerned balance or accuracy issues in broadcast interviews, with one complaint raising the fairness standard. The fairness decision considers the important role that broadcasters have to play in keeping the public informed and holding government bodies to account through scrutiny of their actions.

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The BSA released decisions on six complaints today, which were not upheld. Two of the complaints were about allegedly offensive language in television and radio broadcasts. The first complaint concerned language used during the crime thriller series, Paula, and the second complaint was about the broadcast of an edited version of The Bloodhound Gang’s song, ‘Fire Water Burn’. The Authority did not uphold either of these complaints, finding that the broadcasts did not breach the good taste and decency standard and would not have gone beyond audience expectations in the context of the broadcast.  

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The BSA today released two new decisions (with one complaint upheld and the other not upheld) about items on Seven Sharp, with both decisions highlighting the importance of political speech during the election period.

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You can read our media release on one of these decisions here.

The BSA released five new decisions today. Three of the complaints related to media coverage of the recent General Election. The complaints were not upheld, with the Authority highlighting the importance of freedom of expression during the election period. Two complaints were about the use of religious expressions in news and current affairs programmes and neither were upheld.

You can read our media release on this decision here

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The BSA today released two new decisions. One of the decisions concerned a complaint that an interview with the former Green Party Co-Leader was unbalanced. The other complaint was about the use of the Fijian term ‘iTaukei’ on the radio. The Authority did not uphold either complaint.

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