Scoop Complaints Form
This form enables your to make a complaint about news and current affairs item/s on our website
To complain about something on Scoop
To complain about news and current affairs item on our website, you must do so in writing to the Editor at PO Box 11 501, Wellington or
or with this form.
A formal complaint must:
- nominate the item
- nominate which of the principles you think were breached
- set out why you think they were breached
The full principles are contained in the Media Council's Statement of Principles (
). Your complaint must reach Scoop within one calendar month of the item's publication.
If you are not happy with our response to your complaint, you can refer it to the Media Council. You must do that within 10 working days of receiving our reply.
Your Personal Contact Details
Provide a link to the item on Scoop that your complaint relates to
Which principles do you think have been breached?
Select as many as apply.
Principle 1 : Accuracy, Fairness and Balance
Principle 2 : Privacy
Principle 3 : Children and Young People
Principle 4 : Comment and Fact
Principle 5 : Columns, Blogs, Opinion and Letters
Principle 6 : Headlines and Captions
Principle 7 : Discrimination and Diversity
Principle 8 : Confidentiality
Principle 9 : Subterfuge
Principle 10 : Conflicts of Interest
Principle 11 : Photographs and Graphics
Principle 12 : Corrections
Please state for each principle the reason you believe it was breached
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