Statistics on the ethnic make-up of Newsrooms

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I would like the following documents containing:

1. Percentage of Black Journalists in all your newsrooms, this being national, local and regional. This is in relation to the total workforce in news, including: Broadcast journalists, Senior broadcast journalists, Editors, Correspondents and Assistant Editors. I would like this dating back to September 2020 till now (March 2021), or the latest figures you have available.
2. Percentage of Black Journalists in senior roles, across national, local and regional news. Such as Correspondents, Editors and Assistant Editors. I would also like this dating back to September 2020 till now (March 2021), or the latest figures you have available.
3. Percentage of reporters from BAME backgrounds including local, national and international reporters in your newsrooms from September 2020-now (March 2021) or the latest figures you have available.
4. Please provide any written documents stating your policy on diversity within the newsrooms, and the present ethnic make-up of your newsrooms.

I would like the percentages to be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Yours faithfully,

Esther Okusaga

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Esther Okusaga,

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 22 March 2021. 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 RFI20210499.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

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

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