BBC Fabricating A Chemical Attack In Syria In 2013

Sean Moran made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Under the Freedom Of Information Act please provide the following information:

In the second half of 2013 the BBC was caught out fabricating evidence of chemical weapons to justify war crimes in Syria in a report involving a "Dr Rola".

Please answer the following questions:

1. Who ordered the BBC to fabricate these claims about chemical weapons?

2. Were the BBC paid directly to fabricate these reports on chemical weapons in Syria? If so how much and by who?

3. Please provide a list of all reporters and executives involved in faking chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

4. How much has the BBC spent in total covering the Syrian conflict?

5. How many BBC staff have been disciplined for being involved in fabricating chemical attacks in Syria? What were the disciplinary procedures?

6. Do the BBC recognise that under International Law the BBC are guilty of War Crimes if they fabricate incidents to justify War Crimes?

Yours faithfully,

Sean Moran

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Moran,

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 30th March 2014. 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 address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20140510.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Moran,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20140510.

Yours sincerely,
The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
Room BC2 B6 Broadcast Centre
Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2882
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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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 'BBC Fabricating A Chemical Attack In Syria In 2013'.

This is a valid and important Freedom Of Information request so please provide the information requested.

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

Yours faithfully,

Sean Moran

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Moran,

Thank you for your request for an internal review. 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 above address.

Yours sincerely
The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
Room BC2 B6 Broadcast Centre
Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear Mr Moran

Please find attached the response to your request for an internal review, reference IR2014027.

Yours sincerely

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
White City
London
W12 7TS

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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