UN General Assembly: Somalia

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total cost including staff hours was of producing the film on Somalia published by his Department on 27 September 2018 in advance of the UN General Assembly's discussions on that issue.

Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total cost including staff hours was of producing the film on Yemen published by his Department on 27 September 2018 in advance of the UN General Assembly's discussions on that issue.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

Video clips were produced in-house by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) digital communication team in London. They were published on corporate FCO social media channels and made available to the FCO's global network of Posts overseas for publication on local social media channels. Most of the footage used was filmed by FCO staff or a hired video producer at Post, or supplied by partner organisations such as Department for International Development, the Red Cross or the United Nations at no cost. To maximise the lifetime value of content, footage collected is archived and re-used. With the repeated reuse of archive, it is difficult to provide a precise figure for the costs of footage used in a specific video.

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