18 Jul 2016

Channel 4 News statement on Kelvin Mackenzie’s column

Channel 4 News statement following Kelvin MacKenzie’s column regarding our correspondent Fatima Manji in today’s Sun newspaper.

“The comments published in The Sun today by Mr MacKenzie are offensive, completely unacceptable, and arguably tantamount to inciting religious and even racial hatred.

“It is wrong to suggest that a qualified journalist should be barred from reporting on a particular story or present on a specific day because of their faith.

“Fatima Manji is an award-winning journalist. We are proud that she is part of our team and will receive, as ever, our full support in the wake of his comments.”