Correspondence with Sputnik or RT

Ally Tibbitt made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow Caledonian University as part of a batch sent to 6 authorities

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Dear Glasgow Caledonian University,

Please treat this email as an FOI request.

1. Have people acting in an official capacity for Sputnik or RT made an approach to the university journalism or media school with an offer to meet with students, become involved in university teaching programmes, or support the university in any other way?

2. If so, please supply copies of all recorded communications, internal and external correspondence, project proposals, meeting minutes and briefing papers that the university may have received or hold in relation to Sputnik or RT working with the university.

I understand that you may need to redact some materials in order to mitigate against data protection concerns.

For the avoidance of doubt, here are the websites of the two organisations I refer to:

https://sputniknews.com/
https://www.rt.com/uk/

I look forwards to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Mr Tibbitt

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for information. The University is currently processing this and will get back to you as soon as possible. It will be responded to under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Yours sincerely
Linda Reid

Linda Reid
Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 273 1451 | F: +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address]
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,
Scotland, United Kingdom

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Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Mr/Ms Tibbitt

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for information. The University's response is given below.

The University received an unsolicited letter from Sputnik several months ago. The University did not reply.

Please find attached a review notice setting out the steps you may take if you are not satisfied with the response provided to your request.

If there are any questions in relation to this request, please contact the University at [Glasgow Caledonian University request email]

Yours sincerely
Jean Ash

Jean Ash
Information Compliance, Governance and Records Manager | Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 331 3341| F: +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address]
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,
Scotland, United Kingdom

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Dear Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Thank you for your response. Please could you supply a copy of the communication sent from Sputnik, as per my request?

Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Ally Tibbitt

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Ms/Mr Tibbitt

In response to your request for additional information, I attach the correspondence received.

Please find attached a review notice setting out the steps you may take if you are not satisfied with the response provided to your request.

If there are any questions in relation to this request, please contact the University at [Glasgow Caledonian University request email]

Yours sincerely
Jean Ash

Jean Ash
Information Compliance, Governance and Records Manager | Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 331 3341| F: +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address] Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA, Scotland, United Kingdom

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