The coalition recommends contacting the BBC and your local ambassador primarily by postal mail or fax. For some reason, people in power tend to pay more attention to a letter if it comes in on paper and dismiss e-mails. The suggested saluation for all the people listed below is "Sir:".

BBC World Service

Mark Byford, Director
Fax number: +44 20 7557 1254
Postal address:
BBC World Service
Bush House
Strand
London WC2B 4PH
United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/us/
Jerry Timmins, Head, Americas Section
Fax number: +44 20 7557 1254
Postal address:
BBC World Service
Bush House
Strand
London WC2B 4PH
United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/us/

(The fax number has changed slightly as of 20 June; the 7557 1258 number that was posted here seems to have been disconnected. 7557 1254 still works. If you still have problems, one reader of the site suggests using the fax number for the program Write On: +44 20 7436 2800.)

When writing Messrs. Byford and Timmins, remember that people within Bush House itself contacted by coalition member Rich Cuff suggest we emphasize the differences in how we use shortwave versus FM and Online in our letters of protest, as Mr. Byford "...believes that the Internet delivers equivalent audio to affluent American homes...". We need to convince him that the truth is otherwise.

BBC

Greg Dyke, Director General
Fax number: +44 20 7580 7725
Postal address:
BBC
Broadcasting House,
London W1A 1AA
United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/bbc/index.shtml
Sir Christopher Bland, Chairman
Fax number: +44 20 7580 7725
Postal address:
BBC
Broadcasting House,
London W1A 1AA
United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/bbc/index.shtml

Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London

BBC World Service Section
Fax number: +44 20 7270 6013
Postal address:
BBC World Service Section
Public Diplomacy Department
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AH
United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.fco.gov.uk/

Embassies, High Commissions and Ambassadors

Some listeners have reported sympathetic and encouraging responses from their nearest consulates, so you may wish to contact them as well.

Debrett's has information on how to properly address UK ambassadors and high commissioners in person and by letter on their Correct Forms of Address page. (Thanks Tim Manwell for posting this link in the swprograms mailing list.)

United States

His Excellency Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG, Ambassador of the United Kingdom
Fax number: +1 (202) 588-7870
Postal address:
British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.,
Washington DC, 20008
United States
Web site: http://www.britainusa.com/
Consulate addresses: http://www.britainusa.com/consular/locate.asp

Canada

His Excellency Sir Andrew Burns, British High Commissioner
Fax number: +1 (613) 237 7980
Postal address:
British High Commission
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa Ontario
K1P 5K7
Canada
Web site: http://www.britain-in-canada.org/
Consulate addresses: http://www.britain-in-canada.org/FAQs/locations.htm

Australia

His Excellency Sir Alastair Goodlad, British High Commissioner
Fax number: (02) 6273 3236
Postal address:
British High Commission
Commonwealth Avenue
Yarralumla, ACT. 2606
Australia
Web site: http://www.uk.emb.gov.au/
Consulate addresses: http://www.uk.emb.gov.au/CONTACT/contacts.htm

New Zealand

His Excellency Mr Martin J Williams, CVO, OBE, British High Commissioner
Fax number: (04) 473 4982
Postal address:
British High Commission
44 Hill Street
Thorndon
Wellington
New Zealand
Web site: http://www.brithighcomm.org.nz/
Consulate addresses: http://www.brithighcomm.org.nz/office.html#bcg
E-mail: bhcpress@xtra.co.nz

Politicians

Tony Blair, Prime Minister
Fax number: +44 20 7839 9044
Constituency Fax number: +44 1429 880950
William Hague, MP, Acting Leader Conservative Party
Constituency Fax number: +44 1609 778172
Charles Kennedy, MP, Leader Liberal Democratic Party
House of Commons Fax number: +44 20 7219 4881
Jack Straw, MP, Foreign Secretary
Constituency Fax number: +44 1254 682213
Tessa Jowell, MP, Minister of Culture, Media and Sport
Fax number: +44 20 7219 2702
Postal address:
Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
United Kingdom
E-mail: jowellt@parliament.uk