On Thursday 16th April 2020, Channel 4 chose to broadcast a show, ‘Dispatches: The Truth About Traveller Crime’. It is not an entire community that commits a crime, it is an individual. Yet, this show has put the whole of the Traveller community on trial by press. We are deeply worried that this show will increase prejudice against Gypsies and Travellers, contributing to negative stereotypes and increases in discrimination and hate crime.
Over 7,000 people joined us in complaining to Channel 4 and Ofcom. Thank you for your support!