Category - channel 4

  • January 13, 2014

    “Channel 4’s Benefits Street programme shows why we need to stand alongside people in poverty," says the Director of Church Action on Poverty.

  • January 7, 2014

    Prior to Channel Four’s ‘Benefits Street’ being aired last night (6 January 2014), the tabloid press had primed its readers, with plenty of articles such as this one from the Daily Express, laden with Iain Duncan Smith-style rhetoric: ‘broken Britain, scroungers, workshy, burden on society’, etcetera.

  • December 26, 2013

    Whistleblower Edward Snowden has given this year’s Alternative Christmas Message on Channel 4 television.

  • November 17, 2013

    As pressure mounts on the Sri Lankan government to investigate war crimes, its response, along with that of its supporters at home and abroad, has been to try to discredit all critics.

  • February 25, 2013

    Channel 4 television's respected 'Dispatches' series will carry a programme on Disability Living Allowance at 8pm tonight (Monday 25 February). It is entitled, perhaps rather sweepingly and unhelpfully, 'Britain on Benefits'. Nonetheless, it will be important viewing.

  • October 29, 2011

    Church leaders have mostly been ducking for cover as the row over Occupy London on the steps of St Paul's has ratcheted up in recent days. The silence from Lambeth Palace until recently has been deafening.

  • June 15, 2011

    The Channel 4 footage Sri Lanka war crimes footage showed graphically what happens when ordinary people are regarded as mere pawns who can be sacrificed in a contest between rival commanders, says Savi Hensman, reviewing the evidence. But all human life is precious and such degrading practices must be outlawed

  • April 13, 2011

    The Channel 4 television 'beliefs' slot, - which unlike BBC Radio 4 'Thought for the Day' is open to both believers of all stripes and non-believers - has been asking if we should be proud of the Queen's close ties with the Church of England, or if these ties are anti-Catholic and exclude other beliefs in multicultural Britain.

  • November 5, 2010

    Calls to embrace genetically-modified (GM) crops and nuclear power in order to tackle climate change have been rejected by campaigners.

  • July 22, 2010

    Despite changing attitudes to homosexuality, new research suggests “ordinary gay people” are almost invisible on programmes most watched by Britain's young people.