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Anderson v MediaWorks (16/016)

Content: “Extreme body piercing: Shocking photos of body suspension”. Publisher: MediaWorks, Complainants: A. Anderson Click here to view full Decision The Chairman accepted the Complainant was offended by the graphic body piercing images in the article and was of the view it encouraged young people to self-harm. The Chairman considered in the context of the article in its entirety and the nature …

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Westaway v Television New Zealand (16/015)

Content: “Is this NZ’s worst driver? Dashcam captures Timaru car in near head- on – then on footpath” Publisher: Television New Zealand Complainants: J. Westaway and K. Westaway Click here to view full Decision The Chairman accepted the Complainants’ view the content was misleading, unfair and breached the privacy of the individual shown in the footage. The Chairman noted the response from the …

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Williams v Television New Zealand (16/014)

Content: “Carlos Takam dishes not funny NZ comedian a spray after ‘kiss arse’ remark”. Publisher: Television New Zealand Complainant: R. Williams Click here to view full Decision The Chairman accepted the Complainant considered the content to be misleading, unfair and denigrated Guy Williams because he was employed by a competitor. The Chairman held the content was comment on behaviour by Mr …

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Knox v Whale Oil Beef Hooked (16/010)

Content: “Cats Have Killed More Dolphins that McDonalds ever has by buying Hoki”. Publisher: Whale Oil Beef Hooked Complainant: G. Knox Click here to view full Decision The Chairman accepted the Complainant was offended by the term “Kraut” in reference to German people. The Chairman considered in the context of the article in its entirety and the nature of the website the …

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Harding V MediaWorks (16/009)

Content: “Police appalled by ‘alcohol-fuelled bravado” Thursday, 20 March 2016 Publisher: MediaWorks, Newshub website Complainant: S. Harding Click here to view full Decision The Chairman accepted the Complainant was offended by the length and violent nature of the video in the article. The Chairman took into account the preliminary comment from MediaWorks which said the video “was challenging but it was quite clearly …

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James v Whale Oil Beef Hooked (16/008)

Content: “The House Today #NZQT” Tuesday, 29 March 2016 Publisher: Whale Oil Beef Hooked Complainant: J. James Click here to view full Decision The Chairman accepted the Complainant was offended by the user generated comments on the Whale Oil Beef Hooked article and was concerned one of them endorsed violence. The Chairman accepted the preliminary comment from the Publisher which said the …

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James v Whale Oil Beef Hooked (16/007)

Content: “Oh Crap… when town meets country and blood is on show” Tuesday, 29 March 2016 Publisher: Whale Oil Beef Hooked Complainant: J. James Click here to view full Decision The Chairman accepted the Complainant was offended by the user generated comments on the Whale Oil Beef Hooked article. The Chairman accepted the preliminary comment from the Publisher which said the article “contains …

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Jones v Television New Zealand (16/003)

Content: “Boy kisses father goodbye before blowing himself up in ISIS propaganda video.” 21 February 2016 Publisher: Television New Zealand, ONE News Now website Complainant: M. Jones Outcome: No Grounds to proceed Click here to view full Decision Summary The Chairman accepted the Complainant was offended by the content of the article as in their view it was inappropriate to promote the material …

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Cunningham v Television New Zealand (16/001)

Content:“Mitchell Pearce stood down over lewd act with dog.”  Thursday, 28 January 2016 Publisher: Television New Zealand, ONE News Now website Complainant: C. Cunningham Outcome: No Grounds to proceed Click here to view full Decision Summary  The Chairman accepted the Complainant was offended by the image of Mitchell Pearce and the headline “Mitchell Pearce stood down over lewd act with dog” which …

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Greensmith-West v Television New Zealand (15/011)

Content: “Opinion: Let’s face it, most All Blacks fan’s want to see England humiliated at their own World Cup.” Published Tuesday 29 September, 2015 Publisher: Television New Zealand, ONE News Now Website Complainant: E. Greensmith-West Outcome: No Grounds to Proceed Click here to view full Decision The Chairman noted the Complainant was offended by the content of the article and it used “unfair …

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