Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I would like details of the number of complaints accusing the BBC of pro-Manchester Coverage in it regional programs from Salford.

Copies of any internal reports investigating that bias and any recommendations made.

Copies of any reports commissioned by 3rd parties to investigate unintentional bias in BBC NE regional coverage.

Plus any documents relating to how BBC employees should handle accusations of bias within NW regional programming.

Yours faithfully,

John Bradley

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear John Bradley,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20171034.

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy & Compliance Team
Workplace & Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Bradley,

Apologies, but our last email to you (subject: RFI20171034 - Acknowledgment) was sent in error. We meant to say thank you for your freedom of information request, received on the 17th of July 2017 and that 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 with your reference number RFI20171034.

Kind regards,

The Information Policy & Compliance Team
Workplace & Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear John Bradley,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20171034.

Yours sincerely

BBC Information Rights
Room BC2 A4
Broadcast Centre
White City
London
W12 7TS
UK

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[BBC request email]

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

This is being appealed.

The information I am seeking is clearly none of those but seeks to understand the working of the corporation.

I assume the information held for journalistic reasons is information that is held in order to contribute to a story or to directly aid in the production of journalistic content. The purpose of the exception is to protect information such as scripts for programming or data gathered for the production of a story. The information requested relates to the structure and governance of the BBC and the mechanisms it uses to ensure internal equity it is there for does not fall within the exempted documents.

Yours sincerely,

John Bradley

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Bradley,

Please note that as indicated in our response, the BBC does not offer an internal review when the information requested is not covered by the Act. 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, tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate) or see http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Kind regards

Information Rights Team

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

I know, I can read, but you aren't the only ones following this request and the others might like an update.

Yours sincerely,

John Bradley

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