BBC Funding Kwame Anthony Appiah

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

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

1. What funding has the BBC provided to Kwame Anthony Appiah over the last twelve years.

2. Please provide a copy of all accounts provided by Kwame Anthony Appiah to the BBC.

3. Is the BBC aware that Kwame Anthony Appiah is a supporter of the political ideology called "multiculturalism"?

4. Please provide a copy of minutes of all meetings related to the funding of Kwame Anthony Appiah.

5. What is the criteria to receive the funding Kwame Anthony Appiah receives from the BBC?

Yours faithfully,

Sean Moran

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Sean,

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 16 November 2016.  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 RFI20162190.

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]

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Dear Mr Moran,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20162190

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

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

Email: [2]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 Funding Kwame Anthony Appiah'.

It's ridiculous that BBC funding to outside entities is hidden from the license fee paying Public. This smacks of cronyism at best, and corruption at the worst.

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 email, in relation to your FOI request about BBC Funding (Reference: RFI20162190). As stated in our email to you on the 6 December 2016 the BBC does not offer an internal review when the information requested is not covered by the Act, so you are therefore unable to appeal our decision using this process. 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 telephone 01625 545 700. https://ico.org.uk/

The BBC's understanding of the scope of the derogation has been informed by numerous cases, including the recent consideration by the Supreme Court, in the case of Sugar (deceased) v British Broadcasting Corporation and another [2012] UKSC 4, of the Schedule 1 'derogation' for the public service broadcasters in relation to journalism. Lord Phillips noted the BBC’s ‘important right to freedom of expression’ and the link between Schedule 1 of the Act and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Additionally, as also recognised by the Supreme Court, it recognises that public service broadcasters caught by the Act (BBC, Channel 4, S4C, MG Alba) should not be placed at a disadvantage to their commercial competitors.

In practical terms, the BBC has interpreted this to mean that we are not required to supply information held for the purposes of creating the BBC's output or information that supports or is closely associated with these activities.

You might find it useful to review the Decision Notices from the Information Commissioner, regarding the application of the derogation to information held by the BBC. These Decision Notices can be found at the following URL: https://search.ico.org.uk/ico/search/dec... - using the search function, if you select the BBC as the 'Authority' and FOI 1 as the 'Section' you will find a number of relevant Decision Notices.

Kind Regards,

Information Rights

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

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

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