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Mark Jennings to Join OMSA Complaints Committee

Mark Jennings, the former Head of News and Current Affairs at MediaWorks, is to join the Complaints Committee of the Online Media Standards Authority (“OMSA”).

OMSA’s Complaints Committee is an independent body chaired by former Court of Appeal Judge, Sir Bruce Robertson. The Committee has a majority of public members, along with three members representing the industry. Mr Jennings’ appointment is as an industry member.

OMSA Chair Helen Wild said, “we are delighted to have someone with Mark’s media pedigree and understanding of industry issues join the Complaints Committee. With over 30 years of leadership in news and current affairs, Mark is well placed to make a significant contribution to the work of the Committee.”

Mr Jennings will join the Committee in June 2016.

OMSA is as an industry-led, cost effective and consumer friendly body that regulates online news and current affairs content of its members, being TVNZ, SKY/Prime, MediaWorks (TV and Radio), Māori Television, Radio New Zealand, NZME (Radio), Whale Oil and Kiwiblog.

Updated on 23rd May 2016