Back & Forth
AJ Tracey and Big Zuu on Trolls, Crypto and DM Slides
In this edition of Back & Forth, we invited rapper AJ Tracey – aka 'The Prince of West London' – and Big Zuu to discuss some of the most important questions in life.
The War On Drugs
The Opioid Crisis Sweeping Africa | The War on Drugs
Africa is in the midst of an opioids crisis. The painkiller Tramadol is exploding on the continent – and the War on Drugs is making the situation even worse.
A Former Drug Kingpin Shares His Secrets | Informer
The former head of a drugs gang reveals how he made millions by building up his reputation, evading authorities and, at times, using violence.
VWN Decade of Hate
Germany's Far Right is Surging
Forget the pandemic, Germany is plagued by conspiracies. In the birthplace of the Nazis, COVID-skeptics have formed an alliance with a cohort of far-right nationalists.
AJ Tracey & Big Zuu on Weed, Mental Health and TikTok Trolls | The People Vs.
In our People Vs. series, we get artists to respond to the comments on their YouTube videos. After Stormzy and Headie One, it's AJ Tracey and Big Zuu's turn.
The Cult Leader Who Claims to Be Leonardo da Vinci | False Gods
Serge Benhayon leads a group called Universal Medicine that an Australian court found it was true to call a "socially harmful cult". Despite this, it continues to attract followers around the world.
Squatting in the World’s Most Expensive City
In 2020, Paris became the most expensive city in the world. With 15 percent of properties unoccupied, squatters who can't afford rent are moving into abandoned buildings.
Inside Europe’s Cannabis Capital
Inside the booming marijuana industry in Catalonia, Spain, which due to permissive attitudes towards the drug, has become the main exporter to the rest of Europe.
Lebanon’s Green Gold
Cannabis investors are flocking to Lebanon to capitalize on the recent legalization of medicinal cannabis.
VWN DEVELOPING NEWS / web
I Was Kidnapped Photographing Libyan War Zones
Conflict photographer legend Lynsey Addario talks to VICE about how she was kidnapped in Libya by Gaddafi loyalist forces and held hostage for a week in 2011.
Falsely Accused of Pedophilia Online - Guy Babcock
A vicious troll destroyed Guy Babcock’s reputation by writing hundreds of posts calling him a pedophile. After investigating, he couldn't believe who was behind it.
Uncovering a $230 million tax fraud
The murder of Sergei Magnitsky while in prison remains one of the darkest scandals in the history of the Russian criminal justice system. This is his story.