Request for information regarding correspondence gathered at Hans Crescent

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please provide me with correspondence relating to the BBC newsgathering operation described in a letter distributed to residents of 18 Hans Crescent around the 8th of August 2018.

Furthermore please inform me whether the appeal was successful, how long the operation lasted and where any photos and footage is held.

I want to use this information to request from the BBC any images of myself and other solidarity activists photographed or filmed whilst participating in vigils and protests in support of Julian Assange at Hans Crescent. You can see an image of the BBC News letter in the link below.

I have copied the content of the letter below:

BBC News -
It said:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I hope you’ll forgive my direct approach, but I was wondering whether you might be willing to consider the possibility of having access to some of your outside space for our coverage of the Julian Assange story.

We’re looking to install a small weatherproof camera overlooking the Ecuadorian Embassy. We would like to rent the space on your building for access.

We would require you to provide power and we will supply some sort of router for connectivity. We would not film anybody in your building; our only interest is the action outside the embassy opposite.

We agree we would obviously pay you for your disturbance and any utility charges incurred.

If this is something you might be interested please let me know at your earliest convenience through my mobile on 07********** or via my email at [email address].

I appreciate your time

Kind Regards

John Whitney
Deployment Editor, UK Newsgathering.
BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA

News Desk: 0********Mobile 07**********
[email address]

Yours faithfully,

Emmy Butlin

FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

1 Atodiad

Dear Emmy Butlin,


Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 25 May 2020. We will
deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within
20 working days.


If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the below


The reference number for your request is RFI20200616.


Yours sincerely


Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP


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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

2 Atodiad

Dear Emmy Butlin,


Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20200616.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights


BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP


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