Reporting of veteran protests against Parliament

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am incensed with the lack of coverage of the "Rolling Thunder" protest against the treatment of soldier f on Friday 12th April and would like to know if the BBC had any reporting restrictions imposed or if there are any being imposed for the "Million Veterans March" which is being held on Good Friday.

I would also like to know why the events were/will not be covered if no restrictions are in place.
Please note that only one of the two events had taken place at the time of writing.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Stacy Clipson

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Stacy,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 14/04/19. 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.

The reference number for your request is RFI20190663.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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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 RFI20190663.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights, BBC Legal

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

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you for your response. I do not accept the response as accurate in denying the information. I feel that the request was made in the public interest. As you state in your response, the BBC, as a media organisation, is under a duty to impart information and ideas on all matters of public interest.

I would now like to appeal the decision not to respond and for a full internal review to be carried out with the results released.
Yours sincerely,

Mr S Clipson

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Clipson,

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. Their contact details are below:-

Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Or see

Please note that should the Information Commissioner’s Office decide that the Act does cover this information, exemptions under the Act might then apply.

Yours sincerely,

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

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