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 Context

Channel 4 reporter Fatima Manji complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) that The Sun newspaper breached clauses of the Editors’ Code of Practice when on 18 July 2016 it  published an article headlined “KELVIN MACKENZIE: why did Channel 4 have a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of Muslim terror in Nice”, published on 18 July 2016.  This was because Channel 4 had assigned to her coverage of the atrocity in Nice, France. However on 20th October, IPSO did not accept this complaint.

The BBC reports, ‘Channel 4 News journalist Fatima Manji has said the press regulator’s decision not to uphold her complaint about Kelvin MacKenzie is “frightening”. Writing in the Sun in July, MacKenzie said a reporter wearing a headscarf should not have been allowed to report on the Nice terror attacks. Manji said Ipso’s clearing of MacKenzie signified “open season” on minorities. But MacKenzie told BBC News there was a “legitimate debate” to be had about journalists wearing symbols of faith. In a statement to the corporation, he said: “I agree 100% that no Muslim should be prevented from covering any story. “But there is a legitimate debate about whether it is appropriate for journalists to wear prominent symbols of their faith on air, particularly when reporting on stories with a religious angle”.’ click here.

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