Fighting 'fake news' with honest and relevant reports from the frontline : Ground-breaking series, going behind the scenes of the frontline in some of the world's most dangerous places. It won't always be pretty. You'll see them sweating. You'll see them panting. You'll hear their exhaustion and you'll witness their fear. But the aim is to show you - warts and all - the lengths they go to, the teams involved in gathering that evidence and the difficulties encountered in making sure you get an accurate a picture as is physically possible about what is happening on the ground from where they are reporting from. Stories featured come from all over the world and cover a wide range of global topics, from trophy hunting, sex trafficking to drug smuggling and civil unrest. This is the news behind the news.
Alex Crawford travelled to Raqqa, where she witnessed first-hand the final stages of the bloody battle over the capital of IS caliphate in Syria. Atlanta is one of the hotspots of sex trafficking in the USA. Hanna Thomas-Peter and her all women team went down to Georgia, met with victims- and with some of those who are trying to confront the problem. When thousands of Rohingya people started fleeing from Myanmar across the border into Bangladesh, they brought with them stories of fear and horror. Sky News Ashish Joshi and his team were there, to bear witness and to report on the huge challenge of dealing with a crisis of such magnitude.
From the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar, are now living in squalid conditions. Stuart Ramsay and his team travelled to the Iraqi city of Mosul during the bloody battle with IS, a battle that lasted for nine months. The second segment focuses on the Catalonia independence referendum, when correspondent Mark Stone, cameraman Ed Young and producer Ben Gordon covered the vote in Barcelona, and witnessed first-hand violent clashes between citizens claiming the right to vote in the referendum and Spanish riot police. The final segment is a rare and exclusive look at the plight of the Rohingya still trapped inside Myanmar.
Stuart Ramsay presents the show from Acapulco, Mexico. The resort city, a former playground of the rich and famous, is now at the centre of a crime wave that has swept across the country. Extortion, kidnapping and murder are daily events.
In this episode, Alex Crawford is on the trail with an American trophy hunter who has paid tens of thousands of dollars to shoot an elephant in Namibia. We follow the hunt until the end, with incredible rare access of this controversial activity. Stuart Ramsay reports from Zimbabwe, a country for 37 years headed by the often-brutal leader Robert Mugabe. Stuart, who was one of the few western journalists to interview Mugabe back in 2004, was in the country when the Mugabe era came to abrupt end.
Stuart Ramsay discovers a secret cache of documents that unmasks thousands of Islamic State recruits, including British terrorists. We find out how his team got hold of the I.S. files and what happened when they chose to break the story to world. Former US Correspondent Dominic Waghorn reflects on covering the Sandy Hook shootings in which 20 elementary school children were killed. Alex Crawford reports from Liberia during the ebola epidemic that claimed thousands of lives. We follow Alex and the team as they try to report on world’s most dangerous disease without becoming infected themselves.
Alex Crawford reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she and her team meet a toddler bearing the scars of a machete attack and face a dilemma when deciding whether to share their food supplies with starving families fleeing a brutal war. Stuart Ramsay returns to Ukraine -- the scene of political upheaval and intense fighting -- where he and his team came a little too close to the action. Alex Rossi travels to Libya where he enters one of Tripoli’s notorious detention centres and reports on the plight of the migrants who never made it beyond the Mediterranean.
Alex Crawford reports from the Niger Delta in Nigeria, where she and her team discover the impact of oil thieves on society and the environment in the region, as they follow a local kingpin up the Niger River. Cordelia Lynch and the Sky News Washington team travel to El-Salvador, following members of the notorious MS13 gang who had been deported from the US. Stuart Ramsay returns to Raqqa, for a rare interview with the British jihadists infamously known as the Beatles, and re-visits the torture chambers used by ISIS before their defeat.
Stuart Ramsay describes what it was like to be one of the first journalists on the scene when Malaysian airliner flight MH17 was brought down by a missile in Eastern Ukraine. Alex Rossi and his team risk their lives reporting on Palestinian protests on the Gaza - Israel border in which dozens of Palestinians were killed and more than a thousand injured. Alex Crawford and producer Neville Lazarus manage to get into Northern Myanmar where they travel deep into the jungle to tell the rarely told story of the Kachin people and their fight for independence.