Dear Ministry of Defence,

I would like to request the following under Freedom of Information legislation:

Can you tell me whether as part of Information Operations or any other type of operation in the UK, the MOD in any of it's forms like the DTIO/TIO or related bodies makes requests upon any shows broadcast on British radio to add to or in any way edit their content?

Can you tell me if there is a list of the different shows which have been contacted?

If you can, could you please disclose this list? If details are kept of compliance or non compliance with requests, could you please include this information also?

A prompt response with the legal guidelines would certainly be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Donnie Mackenzie

Donnie Mackenzie left an annotation ()

Above should have read-'Within legal guidelines'

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Unfortuately I have not recieved a response to this request which was sent originally on 10th October. As such I would like to request an Internal Review.

Yours faithfully,

Donnie Mackenzie

Dear Ministry of Defence,

As yet I have recieved no response to this request. Please could you confirm your reciept of this and indicate your position.

Yours faithfully,

Donnie Mackenzie

RESPONSE RECIEVED FROM THE MOD 1st February posted elsewhere:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/13...

(http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/me...

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Thanks for your response dated 1st February 2013 to my request which was sent on 10 October 2012. I responded within that post indicating that certain questions had not been answered specifically and a general text response had been provided instead.

As with that request, I am also seeking a more specific response to this one. I would politely ask that you answer each question individually and pay due attention to how the answers pertain to Information Operations themselves, and the department titled Targeting and Information Operations (TIO).

Yours faithfully,

Donnie Mackenzie

Dear CIO-FOI (MULTIUSER),

I would like to request an indication of intention. Please could you notify me as to whether you are going attempt informal resolution following my last communication. Your document guides those requesting to follow this process. I would like to ask that this be sent by 24th February.

Yours sincerely,

Donnie Mackenzie

Donnie Mackenzie

Dear CIO-FOI (MULTIUSER),

In my initial request on 30th September 2012 I asked whether the DTIO/TIO or other MOD departments made requests to radio broadcasts to edit the content of their programmes.

I asked if their was a list of such shows and for disclosure of it.

I also asked if details were kept of non-compliance and whether this could be released.

In your response dated 1-2-2013. You came back and responded with the following key points:

-Information is held within the scope of my request

-The Directorate of Media and Communication (DMC) is responsible for dealing with the media in the UK

-MOD is in daily contact with journalists, broadcasters and representatives of the media. You indicated this was wide ranging.

-There is not a comprehensive list

My original request indicated that I was concerned with lists pertaining to the activities of Targeting and Information Operations, and those specifically which detail non compliance.

Information Operations documentation indicates that the Targeting process involves trying to pass the Psychological Warfare themes/messages through as many channels as possible. This is why I mentioned DTIO/TIO and records of non-compliance.

Due to the removed generalization, lack of specificity, and information not being provided, I would like to request an Internal Review.

Yours sincerely,

Donnie Mackenzie

Donnie Mackenzie left an annotation ()

*Date correction, original request was 10th October.

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Mackenzie,

 

Please see attached for the internal review of your Freedom of Information
Request.

MOD Internal Review Team

 

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