Atos / Paralympics Boycott - another BBC secret?

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From: Mr Taylor

3 December 2011

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Having just watched the BBC news I was astounded, although not
surprised, that you covered a piece on whether the Paralympics
should be included in the mainstream Olympics along the views of
the disabled on that, yet no mention whatsoever was made that
disabled athletes in the UK are currently considering their
conscience to show solidarity to the disabled by joining the
boycott of the Paralympics by disabled people in the UK due to the
involvement of Atos in the Paralmpics.
http://www.channel4.com/news/campaigners...

Atos are the same company currently paid £100 million a year to
carry out disability denial on behalf of the government to remove
disabled people from state benefits, which in turn is costing the
tax payer a further £80 million to overturn these disgraceful
assessments at Tribunal.

The information I wish to request is whether the BBC made
absolutely no mention of this boycott of the Paralympics, when
covering a story on the Paralympics, due to your blanket policy of
never mentioning the words "ATOS" or "UNUM" in your version of the
"news", or was this failing due to specific instructions from the
government in this instance.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Taylor

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Mr Taylor left an annotation ( 3 December 2011)

Quote-marks The BBC's coverage of the news is now so watered down and bias that I have to watch aljazeera in order to find coverage of what is actually happening in the UK.
Yet I am still forced to pay the bloated bias corporate leaches £145 a year for the privilege of owning a TV.

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5 December 2011

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3 January 2012


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Dear Mr Taylor,

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20111496

<<RFI20111496 - Final Response.pdf>>

Yours sincerely
Rebecca Turner

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
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