Dispatches

People With A Learning Disability Like My Niece Should Never Have Had To Call An Institution Their Home

Dr Shahana Hussain | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Dr Shahana Hussain

My niece, Fauzia, is now 19 years old. She has a learning disability and autism and spent two and a half years in an assessment and treatment unit called St. Andrew's hospital. You may have seen her in Channel 4's Dispatches programme saying she is "never going back, never going back" to that place.

Boohoo Warehouse Worker 'Punished For Smiling', Dispatches Investigation Reveals

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Style

Workers in Boohoo’s warehouse are allegedly being punished for smiling, checking their mobile, being a few minutes late or mistakenly mixing up trol...

UK Workers Making High Street Clothes Paid Just £3 An Hour, Shock Investigation Finds

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK

High street stores are allegedly selling clothes made by workers in Britain who are paid less than half the legal minimum, a Dispatches investigation ...

Cathy Newman Praised For 'Brave And Honest' Piece On Having An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

Cathy Newman has been praised for writing a revealing piece explaining why her own abortion made her support women whose “basic rights are being vio...

Owen Jones Leads Torrent Of Criticism Over #Dispatches Momentum Documentary

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

The much-anticipated Channel 4 Dispatches documentary ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’ aired on Monday night, claiming to expose the inner workin...

Momentum Rejects 'Slurs' It Claims Channel 4 Makes In Dispatches Undercover Investigation

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK

Left-wing campaign group Momentum has rejected alleged claims in an upcoming Channel 4 Dispatches investigation that it is an ‘entryist’ group sec...

A Letter to the People of the UK From a Syrian Mother

Hala Kamil | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hala Kamil

In 2014 my husband was kidnapped by ISIS. I do not know if he is alive or dead, and every day I pray for some news of his well-being. Eighteen months ago we made the difficult decision to leave. But the problem throughout the world is that nobody wants Syrian people. To the rest of the world Syrian people and their children are very cheap; their blood is very cheap. We don't come to Europe to eat, we don't come here to have a flat. I stayed for years in Syria without much food, we stayed for five years without a lot of things. I don't want to eat, and I can stay in the streets if I need to. But I don't want to see my children dead in front of my eyes.

The Real 'Secrets of Cadbury' - Our Passionate Commitment to a Treasured British Icon

Mary Barnard | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Mary Barnard

I have the privilege of being the guardian of one of Britain's most loved brands, Cadbury, the nation's favourite chocolate. I am also the UK's number...

Exposing the Global Coalition of Organisations That Support Anti-Gay Laws Around the World

Liz MacKean | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK
Liz MacKean

It's a cold night and the car park in Bratislava is lit only by the neon lights from a supermarket. This is where Romana, a prominent gay rights activist was lured after a phone call from a woman who suggested they meet up. In fact, lying in wait were six shaven neo-Nazis.

Into the Black: Channel 4's 'Escape From Isis'

Neil Durkin | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

The lined, worried face of Khaleel al-Dakhi, the stark beauty of the purple-flowered landscape through which his team drive - flatlands beneath mountains and then spooky mountain roads littered with burnt-out cars. It all begins to hit you.

Moving Footage Captures Incredible Moment These 34 People Escape From Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

The incredible moment when 34 women and children escaped from the group calling itself Islamic State is captured in moving footage, showing them final...

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Poultry

Andrew Wasley | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Andrew Wasley

Supermarket chicken is making us sick, as the recent scandal over the spread of the potentially-deadly campylobacter bug revealed. But cheap poultry is also linked to poor conditions for some (mainly migrant) workers toiling in Britain's vast slaughterhouses and processing factories.

'Even In England It Happens'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Sport

Ghanaian football officials have been accused of trying to fix international matches, with an investigation by The Daily Telegraph and Channel 4's Dis...

90% Of Doctors Would Opt For Starvation Death If Terminally Ill

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

Nine in 10 doctors claim they would be happy to effectively starve to death under a controversial end-of-life regime, if they were terminally ill. ...

Channel 4's Dispatches Went Easy on Weight Watchers. Let's Have a Look at What They Could Have Said...

Sue Thomason | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Thomason

There is a huge amount of evidence that diets don't work and no real independent evidence that Weight Watchers is effective in the long term for any more than a very small percentage of users and let's not forget that Weight Watchers themselves admitted this last year to a Parliamentary Committee.

Caught on Camera: Senior Rabbi Telling an Alleged Victim of Child Sexual Abuse Not to Go to the Police

Jackie Long | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK
Jackie Long

Doing a piece about child sexual abuse is never easy. Asking people to talk to you about something so private and so traumatic on television is clearly expecting a great deal. But for me, it's rarely been as difficult as during our Dispatches documentary which tackles the issue within the ultra orthodox Jewish community, the Charedi.

It's On: Iran's Ahmadinejad Takes On Israel's Netanyahu In Lightsaber Battle

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Politics

Iran-Israel tensions have reached a shocking climax, with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Benjamin Netanyahu battling it out mano-a-mano with Star Wars Jedi l...

Corpse Stored Like 'Television Sets' In Body Warehouses

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK

The UK's biggest funeral company is launching an inquiry after it was revealed that dead bodies were being stored on top of each other like "televisio...

London 2012: C4's Dispatches the Latest of the Lazy Ticket Snipers

Sri Sritharan | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK
Sri Sritharan

There is much to admire about Channel 4's Dispatches series, given that its been a staple of their programming schedule for nearly 25 years, with five Royal Television Society awards to boot.

Down and Out in Bedbug Britain

Ila Mehrotra | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ila Mehrotra

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