Correspondence on Ukraine

Dr Emma L Briant made this Freedom of Information request to Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

1) Please could you share a full list of all correspondence and related attachments held by the FCO regarding strategic communications and research in Ukraine involving personnel at Strategic Communication Laboratories, Behavioural Dynamics Institute or IOTA Global in 2014-15.

2) Could you also share all this correspondence including attachments please.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Emma L Briant

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

Dear Dr Briant,

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 27 December 2019 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

Central FoI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

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Dear Dr Briant,

 

Please find attached communication from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
pertaining your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act.

 

Kind regards

 

Central FOI Unit

 

 

 

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FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

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Dear Dr Braint,

 

Please find attached the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices response to your
Freedom of Information Act request of 27^th December.

 

Kind regards

 

Central FOI Unit

 

 

 

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Dr Emma L Briant

Dear FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

Please could I additionally request the following information:
- Regarding the information shared, please could you clarify whether these were sent to or from the FCO and what office and if possible to identify the public officials involved please.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Emma L Briant

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

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Dr Emma L Briant

Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office's handling of my FOI request 'Correspondence on Ukraine'.

This has been overly redacted to a point where it is lacking important public interest information particularly with regards to the offices involved in its communication. It seems that public officials should be identified, if that is not possible it should at least be clear whether these were internal FCO correspondence, between which offices, whether outside parties or other government agencies are involved - all this is important for accountability. As this has been so heavily redacted in these ways I request an internal review.

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

Yours faithfully,

Dr Emma L Briant

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

Dear Dr Briant

Thank you for your request for an Internal Review of our response to your FOI Request Ref 1223-19. It has been passed to the relevant department within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with and they will respond to you with the outcome of the review.
We received your request on 10 August 2020 and will aim to respond within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Central FOI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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