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Dispatches: Nigeria’s Hidden War

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  • @Catythered 18 Aug

    jons back #c4news and #dispatches sounds fab tonight - real reporting

  • @Araba_SR 18 Aug

    Nigeria's Hidden War: Channel 4 Dispatches - Channel 4 - Info - Press

  • @erin_amy 18 Aug

    Looks like an interesting #dispatches at 8pm tonight! @Channel4

  • @baykeens 18 Aug

    Nigeria's Hidden War:Dispatches is on Channel 4 tonight. HD viewing. Sky Channel 230. #WesternPropaganda

  • @hitosetakano 16 Aug

    If you were thinking of using #OfficialUkMail as your courier,, Change right now,,Total disgrace,, #ukmail #dispatches

  • @CarolineMikuta 16 Aug

    Last picture was taken in 1990's after me and my precious family had just fled hol apartment in Spain where a girl died later. #dispatches

  • @rjamesjones 17 Aug

    From what I hear Dispatches: Nigeria's Hidden War is really shocking. Tomorrow night at 11pm on C4.

  • @toxictracey 16 Aug

    Channel 4 Dispatches last Monday, How to stop your nuisance calls didn't, in fact, give you any good advice on how to do that.

  • @xmatt_ 12 Aug

    F2F fundraising the day after the #Dispatches episode regarding telephone fundraising. Had the show used as an excuse already. Brilliant.

  • @captaindisco 12 Aug

    Got dinner and now catching up with last night's #dispatches. I've heard it's very good!

  • @captaindisco 12 Aug

    It looks like the Institute of fundraising are being treated as mugs by private fundraisers and the charities don't have a clue. #dispatches

  • @MrsWebster147 12 Aug

    Just caught up on last nights #dispatches about chuggers, there really are people out there with no souls #shameonyou

  • @RochelleBoughen 12 Aug

    14million nuisance calls are made a year, I must get at least 1million of them 😡 #dispatches

  • @baggerz1 12 Aug

    I really am sad. I actually love programs on supermarkets 'price of cheap food' 'supermarket wars' #dispatches #supermarkets


    Had four PPI calls yesterday and, so far, one call today from an obscure utility company. Not had a fundraising call since Feb #dispatches

  • @AbbieLev01 12 Aug

    Interesting documentary about telephone fundraising on channel 4's dispatches, really highlights why I hated working for that job

  • @Markyphillips 12 Aug

    I watched #dispatches with a non-fundraising commercial marketer. They asked why donor satisfaction was not as important as amount raised.

  • @tonyelischer 12 Aug

    Fundraising is about telling the truth and working ethically; the media will always want sensationalism, headlines & scandal. #dispatches

  • @adriansalmon 12 Aug

    @adriansalmon if there is problem it is that agencies are not paid enough by and large to focus on service vs 'throughput' #dispatches

  • @SteveAllman 12 Aug

    Feeling left out :( Seems like everyone's getting 50 nuisance calls a week from charities but I've not had one #Dispatches

  • @VeritySpott 12 Aug

    @pellandbales #dispatches should definitely have focused more on zero hour contracts and working conditions.

  • @d4ngerousdave 12 Aug

    ☎️ #dispatches won't have an impact on a nation of charitable people who will still be happy to donate money to really important causes.

  • @DavidJeffsMedia 11 Aug

    @dennisricemedia great work tonight Dennis on #C4Dispatches investigating #nuisancecalls

  • @the_a_stevenson 11 Aug

    Bit of a misleading title for C4 #Dispatches today: #NuisanceCalls. About chugging calls, not the constant far worse PPI & other scam calls

  • @charleytots 11 Aug

    #dispatches If being a nuisance means cruelty stops, illnesses is cured, war ends and people have basic human rights like water, call on!

  • @SewaUK 11 Aug

    Watch #Dispatches tonight at 8pm on channel 4. Revealing #secrets of telephone #fundraising call centres. #Charity

  • @Belen_Toher 11 Aug

    Dispatches. Tonight. 8pm. Channel 4. Do it.

  • @TotalFR 11 Aug

    Will be interesting to see #Dispatches but thousands of callers making millions of calls. Surely there will be mistakes & incidents over yrs

  • @jonnyb_84 10 Aug

    Channel 4 #Dispatches tomorrow night is gonna tell us how to stop nuisance phonecalls - I don't think there is a solution to be honest

  • @pablito100001 11 Aug

    Bated breath for tonights #dispatches 'expose' on telephone fundraising. Should make interesting viewing #balancedreportingplease


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The kidnap of almost 300 schoolgirls by Nigeria's hardline Islamist fighters Boko Haram in April 2014 caused international outrage.

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