Hunter v RNZ (16/018)
Content: “Israel cuts off water during Ramadan”.
The Chairman noted the concerns of the Complainant that the headline was inaccurate as the issue related to a burst pipe.
The Chairman noted the Publisher accepted the title could have been better worded and on learning of the complaint, amended it to be clearer.
Noting the self-regulatory actions of the Publisher to amend the title of the content, the Chairman considered it would serve no further purpose to place the matter before the OMSA Committee Members for consideration and ruled the matter was settled.
Ruling Date: 27 June 2016
Chairman’s Ruling: Settled