Bicknell v Television New Zealand (14/010 Appeal 14/001)

Content: Television New Zealand One News website

Publisher: Television New Zealand

Outcome: Appeal Declined

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The Chairman of the Online Media Standards Authority ruled on 23 July that the complaint had no grounds to proceed. The Complainant submitted an application to appeal the Chairman’s Ruling.

This application was considered by the Chairperson of the Online Media Standards Appeals Committee.  The Chairperson noted the Applicant’s view that the wrong standards were used in the consideration of their complaint and that the content was not news and current affairs.

The Chairperson said the right Standard had been correctly applied by the Chairman in consideration of the complaint and the content was news and current affairs. The Chairperson said nothing in the appeal application met one of the grounds on which an appeal could be accepted and ruled that the appeal application was declined.

Chairperson’s Ruling:    Appeal Declined

Chairman’s Ruling 14/010