Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
The BBC news website is littered with ‘stock images’ from organisations such as Getty Images and others.

This is an example of lazy journalism that adds little to a story and would never be allowed in a newspaper. It is at its worst during weekends.

How much money annually does the BBC spend on licensing of stock images for news stories? Please include costs for all BBC platforms (UK and overseas).

Yours faithfully,

Iain

FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

1 Atodiad

Dear Iain Low,

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was
received on 30 July 2019.  We will deal with your request as promptly as
possible, and at the latest within 20 working days of receipt. If you have
any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

 

The reference number for your request is RFI20191270.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

[1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2][BBC request email]

 

[3]cid:image001.gif@01D3DBB7.69D5E540

 

 

 

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FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Low,

 

Please find attached our reply to your FOI request, reference RFI20191270.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

[3]Description: Description: \\BBCFS2025\UserData$\myrien01\Documents\My
Pictures\BBC.png

 

 

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'Cost of stock images on BBC news website

I do understand the exemptions being referred to in the response but they were not really designed for this purpose, and the BBC will know that.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Iain Low

FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

1 Atodiad

Dear Iain Low,

 

Thank you for your further correspondence.

 

As advised in our response, the BBC does not offer an internal review when
the information requested is not covered by the Act. If you disagree with
our decision you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. Contact
details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or +44
1625 545 700 (national rate) or see [1]http://www.ico.org.uk

                                            

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01D2EE68.C9C0F040

 

 

 

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