|Sent:||11 February 2016 12:09:06|
Freedom of Information request – RFI20160158 (BBC Panorama ‘Saving Syria’s Children’)
Dear Sir / Madam
I wish to appeal against the BBC’s rejection of my request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for documents pertaining to the September 2013 BBC One Panorama programme ‘Saving Syria’s Children’ and related BBC News reports.
I understand the BBC’s reports to have contravened Article 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which states:
- Any propaganda for war shall be prohibited by law.
- Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law.
I believe that the BBC’s rejection of my request represents an obstruction to the pursuit of a prosecution under the covenant, to which the United Kingdom is a signatory.
I have previously communicated my concerns regarding ‘Saving Syria’s Children’ to the Metropolitan Police.