Drop in number of BSA complaints

Paul Henry. Photo / Greg Bowker
Paul Henry. Photo / Greg Bowker

Paul Henry leaves the country and there is a drop in the number of complaints to the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

The BSA's annual report shows it received 195 complaints and made 162 decisions this year, compared with a record high last year of 236 decisions.

It is not saying the absence of a certain controversial broadcaster is a factor, but it does say that contributing to that record high were a number that related to single broadcasts.

The number of upheld decisions and orders issued also reduced.

BSA Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene says it is too early to say if this is a trend.

- Newstalk ZB

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