We released 10 new decisions today, none of which were upheld by the Authority. The standards most commonly complained about were good taste and decency, controversial issues and accuracy. Nine of the decisions relate to free-to-air television broadcasts, and one relates to a radio broadcast.
Today we released two new upheld decisions. One decision is about an episode of Dog Squad which showed the complainant attempting to smuggle contraband to her partner in prison; the Authority found that this breached her privacy. You can read our media release on this decision here or by clicking on the Media Releases button below. The other decision concerns a promo for Face Off, a reality TV show in which the contestants are special effects make-up artists, which was shown during a children’s movie. The promo contained images of gory and wounded prosthetic body parts, which the Authority considered went beyond audience expectations of a G-rated family movie and breached the good taste and decency standard.
Our report on the submissions received during public consultation on our draft codes of broadcasting practice, as well as the submissions, have now been published. You can view them here or under the ‘Standards: Overview’ section.
We released 10 new decisions today. Of these, one complaint was upheld – Paul Henry featured an interview with the president of the Police Association, and the host incorrectly said that violent attacks on police officers are going up; they are in fact decreasing.
All of the complaints were about free-to-air television, and the standards most commonly complained about were accuracy and controversial issues.