Cathy newman

Cathy Newman ducks the questions

Privatisation isn’t the only issue currently worrying Channel 4 bosses. The network’s eponymous news programme has been facing questions for months about its alleged use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) amid mounting concern that they could be used to silence staff in equal pay, discrimination, harassment and victimisation cases. Campaigners, MPs and whistleblowers are among the dozens of high-profile women calling on C4 to release its ‘traumatised’ and ‘gagged’ former staff from such confidentiality agreements. Not the best look, perhaps, from a self-styled ‘progressive employer’… Not all of Channel 4’s staff though seem keen to publicly back the campaign to free the broadcaster’s former staff from their NDAs. This morning, documentary filmmaker Daisy Ayliffe – who worked on