Category “News & Politics”

Hacking Power, Corruption and Lies

This BBC Panorama Special covers the scandal that reached deep into the heart of the British establishment, which centered on Rupert Murdoch's media empire. David Cameron's former spokesman Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking and another three News of the World editors plead guilty to similar charges.  This film investigates whether or not political parties and the police helped in covering up this  scandal due to having close ties...

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Embedded With Al-Qaeda in Syria: ISIS & Al-Nusra

Over two and a half years ago, unarmed protesters demonstrated in the streets of Syria demanding the downfall of the Assad regime. They hope that like the revolutions seen in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya the Assad regime would fall in a matter of weeks or months but this didn't happen. After months of being gunned down in the streets, elements of the formally peaceful protestors took up arms and joined defected soldiers to form the Free Syria Army and fight back. Since the conflict began more than 100,000 people have been killed and more than one million have fled or been displaced and the...

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ISIS: Terror in Iraq

Panorama reports from the heart of the fighting, the battle is against ISIS, a brutal Jihadi group that grew out of Al Qaeda. The group has declared an Islamic state and this documentary investigates the full story of ISIS from the inside and asks the question, could the conflict spill out of the middle...

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A License To Murder

This BBC Special is the result of 13 years of research into unrivaled access of secret papers and sources in regards to the actions of the British Army's secret operations carried out throughout the troubles seen in Northern Ireland. The Army stands accused of helping known killers from loyalist gangs such as the UDA, target members of the IRA. The British intelligent services aimed to infiltrate loyalist gangs and provide agents with "accurate" information in regards to the identity of IRA targets, in turn directly influencing the actions of loyalist death...

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Contra A Copa: The Other Side of Brazil’s World Cup

In 2007 Fifa choose Brazil to host the 2014 World Cup, it seemed like a brilliant idea hosting the World Cup in the most football fanatic country on the planet. Little did they know that it would become the focus of some of the largest protests Brazil has seen in decades. The mass civil uprising began in June 2013 and it surprised even some of the most jaded Brazilians. The World Cup itself is currently being classed as the most expensive ever, with the Brazilian government spending an estimated $14 billion dollars. This has provoked outrage among Brazilians, many of whom view the...

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Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land

Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land is a 2004 documentary by Sut Jhally and Bathsheba Ratzkoff which—according to the film's official website—"provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" and which "analyzes and explains how--through the use of language, framing and context--the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media". The film argues that the...

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It’s Time We Talked

A wry and intense road trip across direct democracy's history and potential in America, warmly probing the historical record, stories of ballot activists of all stripes, our political assumptions, and everyday people's ideas for laws, to build the case for true citizenship. A film by Olaf...

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How Vietnam Was Lost

Based on David Maraniss's book They Marched into Sunlight, a documentary telling the story of two seemingly unconnected events in October 1967 that changed the course of the Vietnam War. Whilst a US battalion unwittingly marched into a Viet Cong ambush which killed 61 young men, half a world away angry students at the University of Wisconsin were protesting the presence of Dow Chemical recruiters on...

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The Fight for Ukraine: Last Days of the Revolution

Ukraine stands on the brink of disaster, after losing the Crimean peninsula to Russian annexation it now faces losing control of its eastern regions in a struggle with Pro Russian separatists. Vice travelled to Kiev for what turned out to be the last days of the Euromaidan revolution that toppled president Viktor Yanukovych. The police had locked down the city after a day of deadly battles that had left over 30 dead. Upon arrival it was discovered that the protestors had been pushed back to their last lines of defense, things were desperate and it looked as though it could have been the...

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