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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

In the recently aired documentary, Three Girls, some names were changed to protect identities.

Two of the girls, were referred to in the documentary as Amber Bowen and Ruby Bowen. I write to request the following information:

- If these were not the girls real names, when were these changed names selected?
- If these were not the girls real names, how were these names selected?

Yours faithfully,

Rose Smith

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear R Smith

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 6th June 2017. 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 RFI20170848

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear Ms R Smith

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20170848

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Information Rights Team

 

BBC Information Rights

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

 

 

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Dear Ms R Smith

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20170848

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Information Rights Team

 

BBC Information Rights

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear BBC,

I wrote and am writing on behalf of a person who alleges that they and their sister suffered childhood sexual abuse, which occurred on government premises and was committed by somebody employed by the government.

Since that time, they have stated and showed that they suffered various forms of abuse and harassment, often under the guise of apparent 'coincidences'. At one stage, a defamatory blog was created in this persons name. As a result, they started to use the name Bowen.

This person finds it strange and uncomfortable that they suffered abuse that had some similarities to the victims in the documentary and it appears that shortly after starting to use the name Bowen, this same name was selected to be used in a BBC documentary about child sexual abuse for two of the victims (who were sisters). I think that's understandable.

How and when the name was selected is not information solely held for journalistic purposes. The concern is that there is some malice in respect of how and when the name Bowen was selected. Therefore, for the sake of the victims I kindly request that you disclose this information.

If there was any malice in the name selection, it is in the public interest for this to be disclosed. I value journalistic freedom, however this request has no bearing on journalistic output and therefore it appears to be highly opaque for this information to not be provided.

If you are unable to supply this information, would you be happy to provide this directly to the victims I discuss in this request and if so, can you please provide contact details that I can pass to them, so they can contact you directly?

Yours faithfully,

Rose Smith

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Ms Smith

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 16th June 2017. 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 RFI20170885

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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Dear Ms Smith,

                                            

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20170885.

 

Yours sincerely

 

BBC Information Policy and Compliance

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City

London

W12 7TS

UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

 

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