FAKES, FRAUDS & SCAMMERS
I Faked My Way to a £15K/Month Pro Football Contract
Gregoire Akcelrod was a bad footballer who was determined to be a star. Helped by a sham CV, he was about to sign with a top club when fans realized his story was fake.
VWN SYSTEM ERROR
How Big Pharma Gets Dangerous Drugs Approved
This episode explores the complex relationship between the FDA and Big Pharma.
The Business of Crime
Buying Nuclear Weapons on the Black Market
VICE World News dives into the shadowy world of nuclear weapons smuggling - and what the real likelihood is of the world’s nukes falling into the wrong hands.
How I Went From Poaching Elephants and Rhinos to Protecting Them | Bad Blood
In this episode of Bad Blood, VWN talks to a former poacher about leaving that life behind to become a protector of wildlife in the very forests where he used to hunt.
Politics of Sex
Sex Workers Expose the Harsh Realities of Singapore’s Sex Trade | Politics of Sex
VICE World News speaks with “Rebecca”, a Singaporean high-end social escort, and Miarita to find out what more can be done to protect those working in the sex industry.
VICE World News APAC
Why Rental Discrimination is Still Common in Singapore
The rental market in Singapore is not equally accessible to all ethnic groups. Some tenants in Singapore face discrimination renting as prospective landlords screen them based on race.
The Big Steal
How a Malaysian Bank lost Millions in a Financial Scandal | The Big Steal
The Bank Bumiputra scandal was one of Malaysia’s biggest financial scandals before 1MDB. In this episode of 'The Big Steal' we see how Bank Bumiputra lost millions in a financial scandal.
Trouble in Paradise
Philippines Environmentalists face Death threats from Land Grabbers | Trouble in Paradise
Land grabbers are threatening the Philippines' 'Masungi Georeserve’'. VICE World News visits ‘Masungi’ to find out how the trustees and park rangers work to defend the georeserve despite threats to their personal safety.
How Syed Saddiq and the Undi18 Movement Are Changing the Political Landscape in Malaysia | Influence
Syed Saddiq is a 28-year-old politician from Muar. He has millions of followers across his social media accounts and has leveraged this influence to create policy change in Malaysia - lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 with the Undi18 bill.
How I Got Arrested By The Nepalese Police For My Rap Songs | Censored
Towards the end of 2020, the Nepalese Police ordered the arrest of rapper Vten for using derogatory words against the police. In this episode of VWN’s ‘Censored’, VTen explains why he plans to continue to make music true to himself.
How I Managed to Shoot the Yakuza | Bad Blood
Seung-Woo Yang entered the universe of the Korean Yakuza in his teens. A personal tragedy made him start photographing the world, to cement his memories with his friends.
Politics of Sex
Why the Philippines Has the Fastest Rising HIV Rate in Asia | Politics of Sex
HIV is spreading faster in the Philippines than anywhere in the world. VICE World News speaks to individuals affected by this rising epidemic.