BBC violations of The Watershed

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

On June 28th at 1802 BBC News, as part of coverage of the US Border Crisis, broadcast a shocking image of two dead bodies floating in a river. With this act BBC has violated the Watershed. BBC could not show fictional dead bodies due to the Watershed. BBC disregarded the Watershed by broadcasting images of actual dead humans.

Would the BBC provide an accounting of how many times the same video clip was broadcast, over a four week period? Specifically, between the dates of June 14th 2019 and July 12th 2019.

Yours faithfully,

DA Coker

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear DA Coker,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 22 July 2019. 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 address.

The reference number for your request is RFI20191227.

Yours sincerely

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

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Sir/Madam,


Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20191227.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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