Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Case Comment: Sugar (Deceased) v BBC & Anor [2012] UKSC 4

Case Comment: Sugar (Deceased) v BBC & Anor [2012] UKSC 4 – UKSCBlog: "This case results from a freedom of information request made by Stephen Sugar (a London solicitor who is now deceased) in respect of the Balen Report, a report commissioned by the BBC into its own news coverage of the Middle East. The BBC refused to comply with the request, relying on the exception set out at Schedule 1 of the Act which states that the BBC is only compelled to disclose information “held for purposes other than those of journalism, art or literature”.

It was the BBC’s position that the Balen Report had been produced for the purpose of reviewing the journalistic coverage of Middle East affairs, and consequently fell outside the ambit of the BBC’s freedom of information obligations in accordance with Schedule 1." 'via Blog this'

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