Decisions

Jowsey vs Radio New Zealand (13/004)

Content: “Climate deniers ordered to pay court costs” Publisher: Radio New Zealand Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click here to view full Decision The Chairman viewed a copy of the content, the complaint, the preliminary response from Radio New Zealand and the relevant Standard from the Code, Standard 4 Discrimination and Denigration. The Chairman noted that Mike Jowsey considered the term …

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Cumming vs Radio New Zealand (13/003)

Content: “Climate deniers ordered to pay court costs” Publisher: Radio New Zealand Outcome: Not Upheld Click here to view full Decision The Chairman noted that Richard Cumming considered the term “Climate deniers” to be derogatory and discriminating. Mr Cumming said “The use of this term is a disturbing trend especially by the state funded broadcaster and could be construed as a …

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Wood vs Radio New Zealand (13/002)

Content: “Manning: please call me Chelsea” Publisher: Radio New Zealand Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click to view the full decision The Chairman viewed a copy of the content, the complaint, the preliminary response from RNZ and the relevant Standards from the Code, Standard 1 Accuracy, Standard 3 Fairness and Standard 4 Discrimination and Denigration. The Chairman confirmed that while Radio …

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Swan vs TVNZ (13/001)

Content: ‘Justice failed’ Trayvon Martin – civil rights group Publisher: Television New Zealand Limited Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click to view the full decision. Summary: The Chairman viewed a copy of the content, the complaint, the preliminary response from TVNZ and the relevant Standards from the Code, Standard 2 Balance on Controversial Issues and Standard 3 Fairness. He noted …

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Committee appointments

Complaints Committee Members OMSA’s Complaints Committee consists of a seven person board comprised of four members of the public, including the Chair, and three broadcasting industry representatives. Members are appointed for a term of two years. Sir Bruce Robertson (Chair) Michelle Wanwimoiruk (Public) Paula Rose (Public) Andrew Simpson (Public)  Mark Jennings(Industry) Sue Chetwin (Industry) Nigel Horrocks (Industry) Complaints Appeals Committee …

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July 1st confirmed as launch date

New Zealand’s major radio and television broadcasters confirmed the “Go Live” date of 1 July for the new Online Media Standards Authority “OMSA”, which will oversee online news and current affairs content standards. The Membership of the Complaints Committee and the Appeals Board will be announced at a function this evening in Wellington where the keynote speaker is Lewis Holden, Chief Executive, Ministry of …

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