Feb 282011
 
 February 28, 2011  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

A Northland man whose arrest for possession of a small amount of cannabis was shown on TV2’s Police Ten 7 programme had his privacy breached, in what the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) says is a “landmark decision” regarding filming reality television.

It has ordered TVNZ to pay the man $1500 in compensation for breach of privacy and the Crown costs of $1000.

The episode of Police Ten 7, which aired on July 1 last year, showed police executing a search warrant at a property, from which the occupant had allegedly been dealing drugs.

Read more in the New Zealand Herald.

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