Suppression of reporting news that is critical of Brexit

The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Has the BBC ever been asked or instructed by the Government (or individuals/groups on behalf of the Government) to suppress the reporting news that is critical of Brexit?

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Dobson

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Gavin Dobson,

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 28 January 2022. 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 RFI20220211.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

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

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Gavin,


Please find attached our response to your request for information,
reference RFI20220211.


Yours sincerely,


Information Rights, BBC Legal

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

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