Meabh Ritchie


article 04 July 2014 World, Sri Lanka
by Tamil woman raped by Sri Lankan soldiers to be deported

Weeks after William Hague's summit on sexual violence in conflict, the British government is to deport a Tamil woman back to Sri Lanka, despite claims she was repeatedly raped by Sri Lankan soldiers.

article 23 June 2014 Business
by Can music streaming save the UK singles charts?

Audio streaming will be counted in the official single sales chart for the first time from July. But will it win artists over to Spotify? And can it give the charts back their credibility?

article 16 June 2014 World, Israel
by Make metal, not war: 'We are the ambassadors of peace'

Israeli band Orphaned Land are the winners of Metal Hammer's global metal band award - and are accepting it with Palestinian band Khalas. Their singer tells Channel 4 News metal is the music of peace.

video 12 June 2014 World

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World Cup fever hits the International Space Station - video

They may be hundreds of miles from a football pitch. But astronauts on the International Space Station are gearing up for the World Cup 2014 by attempting their very own kickabout on board.

video 11 June 2014 UK

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Wizard news for Better Together campaign: 1m from Rowling

She's best known for conjuring up Harry Potter. But JK Rowling has magic-ed up a massive boost for Scotland's pro-union Better Together campaign, by pledging a record 1m to the cause.

article 31 May 2014 World, Sudan
Meriam Ibrahim's husband Daniel Wani with the couple's young son and baby daughter
by Reports about Meriam Ibrahim's release are 'absurd'

Meriam Ibrahim's lawyer tells Channel 4 News that reports she is to be freed are "absurd" and untrue, as political leaders call on the Sudanese government to lift her death sentence.

article 31 May 2014 UK
by Belfast rally against racism attracts 4,000 people - video

A rally at Belfast's City Hall to protest against a rise in racist attacks attracts thousands, following controversy over support for an influential pastor who said that Islam is "satanic".

article 15 May 2014 World
Maya van Wagenen
by How to be popular? Take a trip back to the 1950s

Pearls, pantyhose and posture helped US teen Maya van Wagenen find popularity. She's sold the film rights of her book to Spielberg: but can lessons from a bygone era really empower the modern teen?

article 07 May 2014 UK
by 'Descent into terror': Northern Ireland's worst year

The arrest of Gerry Adams over Jean McConville's death has put 1972 in the spotlight again. Channel 4 News speaks to author Susan McKay and revisits the worst year of the north of Ireland's conflict.