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Today we have published two pieces of research: the results of our 2015 Litmus Testing which looked at a particular aspect of the accuracy standard – the distinction between fact and opinion, and an external review of BSA balance decisions.

You can find both of these pieces of research here.

Yesterday we released 11 new decisions. The BSA upheld one complaint, did not uphold eight complaints, and declined to determine two complaints. The most common standards considered were Fairness and Accuracy. Eight of the complaints related to programmes on free-to-air television and three related to radio broadcasts.

We issued a press release on two privacy complaints that were considered by the Authority, one of which was upheld. You can read this by clicking on the Media Releases button below.

Click on the Latest Decisions button below to read the new decisions.

The BSA recently released 10 new decisions. None of these were upheld, with an equal number of decisions relating to radio and free-to-air TV broadcasts. The BSA declined to determine two of the complaints on the basis they were vexatious. The most common standards considered were Fairness and Accuracy.

Today we released seven new decisions. The BSA upheld one complaint, declined to uphold four complaints, and declined to determine two complaints. Six of these complaints related to programmes on free-to-air television and one related to a radio broadcast.

We issued a media release on these latest decisions, which you can read by clicking on the Media Releases button below.

Click on the Latest Decisions button below to read the new decisions. 

Today we released research into how New Zealand's children engage with media today – conducted independently by Colmar Brunton for the Broadcasting Standards Authority and NZ On Air. The Children's Media Use Study shows the majority of New Zealanders take steps to manage their children's media use: parents and children use on-screen classifications and warnings, have family rules around viewing and internet use, and change the channel, turn off or move away when they come across challenging content. The use of these measures has either increased or remained consistent since our previous study in 2007.

We have also published today the results of our 2014 Public Awareness Survey, which measured the public's awareness of the BSA and their ability to complain.

You can find both of these reports here.