The following standards apply to all free-to-air television programmes broadcast in New Zealand.
Freedom of expression is the starting point in a consideration of complaints.
from your local broadcast station, or by calling the FCC toll-free at 1-888-225-5322 (1-888-CALL FCC).
This document can also be found on the Commission’s website at The Public and Broadcasting (July 2008), and as a PDF with updated links.
In the event of a complaint, this assists the broadcaster to argue their point of view and ensures the BSA gains a correct understanding of the content, context and tone of the broadcast (see 'Broadcasters', page 5 of the Codebook).
The teenage victims, both 14-years-old, are from Maryland and Middlesex County, N. Investigators believe there may be other victims who participated in similar broadcasts on Swerve Cast and are asking anyone with information to call Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Detective John Sosdian at 732-431-7160 ext. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous, but wants to share information about Swerve Cast or Ianuale can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers' confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; or texting "MONMOUTH" plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at
Gramiccioni said in a statement announcing the indictments.
"Predators are out there lurking in the cyber-shadows hoping to line their pockets through exploitation, or worse, feed off the vulnerabilities of our unsuspecting children." Robert Ianuale's arrest in March was the culmination of an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and the federal Homeland Security Investigations division.
Complaints can only be upheld where the limitation on the right to freedom of expression is reasonable, prescribed by law and demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
The standards in this code should be read and interpreted alongside the Commentary.