Lara Whyte

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland faces instability as Martin McGuinness steps down from frontline politics

Lara Whyte
1.20.17
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's decades-old peace agreement is collapsing

Lara Whyte
1.10.17
Internet

The Campaign Recruiting Former Extremists to Stop Girls from Joining ISIS

As the Islamic State loses ground in a US-backed offensive on Mosul, one anti-extremism campaign is trying to hit them where it hurts: the internet.
Lara Whyte
11.16.16
Health

The Women Battling the Post-Ebola Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

Two years after the World Health Organization declared the Ebola crisis as a health emergency, life is slowly going back to normal in Sierra Leone—unless you're a teenage girl.
Lara Whyte
8.8.16
PROFILES

The Girl Who Ran Away to Fight ISIS

Joanna Palani was only 22 when she left her comfortable life as a college student behind in Denmark to join up as a YPG and Peshmerga fighter on the frontlines of the war in Iraq and Syria. She tells us how ISIS soldiers are "easy to kill."
Lara Whyte
5.25.16
Broadly

'Every Part of Me Changed in Their Hands': A Former ISIS Sex Slave Speaks Out

When ISIS forces swept into Nadia Murad's village in Sinjar, it marked the beginning of several torturous months of rape, abuse, and captivity. Now the freed Yazidi campaigner is furiously lobbying for the survival of her people.
Lara Whyte
2.18.16
war and conflict

Fifty-Five British Soldiers Are Refusing to Help Northern Ireland’s Bloody Sunday Murder Investigation

The families of those killed in Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972 have criticized the police investigation after learning that 55 soldiers present that day are refusing to be questioned.
Lara Whyte
10.9.15
middle east

'Soon It Will Be Too Late': The Children Lost Inside the Islamic State

The next jihadi generation is key to the Islamic State's survival. VICE News spoke to a Yazidi teenager who escaped sexual slavery and a man whose wife and children are in captivity in Raqqa.
Lara Whyte
6.15.15
war and conflict

Yezidi Militias Killed 21 Arab Civilians in Iraq Revenge Attack: Rights Group

Amnesty International says the Yezidi militiamen killed men, women and children and burned homes during a rampage through two Arab towns in January.
Lara Whyte
6.11.15
war and conflict

Activists Want the US to Warn Syrian First Responders About Incoming Barrel Bombs

The Syria Campaign has launched a petition that calls for the US to release radar information so that civilians and rescuers know when attacks are imminent.
Lara Whyte
2.28.15
middle east

'We Need People to Stand for Us' — The Yazidis Escaping Sexual Slavery in the Islamic State

Abandoned by the international community, Yazidi activists are risking their lives to track the thousands abducted by the jihadist group. VICE News spoke to one girl who escaped her brutal captivity.
Lara Whyte
2.6.15
africa

Eyewitnesses Describe Nairobi's School Teargassing and Africa's Growing Land Grab Problem

Kenyan police teargassed school children protesting the land grab of their playground on Monday. This received a furious response but activists say this is far from an isolated issue.
Lara Whyte
1.20.15
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