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UK corporate media TV station

UK FOIA Act Exemption

Channel 4 (like the BBC and S4C) need not respond to FOIA requests about information which is "held for purposes other than those of journalism, art or literature".[1]

Commercial activity

In 2018, Channel 4 signed a "seven figure deal" with the company The Meatless Farm Co, a vegan specialist provider of meatless mince and burgers. The broadcaster received a part ownership of the British company in exchange for commercial airtime across its "valuable channel portfolio".[2]

Vinay Solanki, Head of Commercial Growth Fund at Channel 4, said "we hope that through advertising across our channel portfolio and reaching our valuable core 16-34 audience, we’ll help support their impact and growth journey."[3] The channel at once starting broadcasting documentaries attacking the meat industry, while stating it "maintains clear separation between its editorial decisions and commercial activity. There is no conflict of interest."[4]


Employees on Wikispooks

Nima ElbagirCorrespondent20022005Worked to popularize the Janjaweed propaganda term in Sudan conflict
Michael GradeChief Executive19881997
Lindsey HilsumCorrespondent19962004
Lindsey HilsumInternational EditorMarch 2004


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Document:The cruelty of assisted dyingArticle18 February 2023Kevin YuillA Channel 4 documentary on euthanasia in the US and Canada raises the debate of assisted dying
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