best of vice news 2014
This May Be the Most Dangerous — and Most Costly — Photo in Japan
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will cost at least $5 billion, much of it in the form of lucrative construction contracts. And a single photo threatens to freeze out a powerful crime syndicate.
Young and Gay in Putin's Russia (Part 1/5)
In Part 1, VICE News gets a ride with Artem, a young driver for Moscow's gay taxi service "Our Taxi", and meets Nikita, a 17-year-old activist who has been labeled a "propagandist" because of his LGBT rights YouTube channel.
war and conflict
Guantanamo Prisoners Get to Play Video Games in a Recliner — While Being Force-Fed
Military officials at Guantanamo Bay are now allowing well-behaved hunger strikers to kick back and chillax during force-feeding sessions.
How a Mexican Cartel Demolished a Town, Incinerated Hundreds of Victims, and Got Away With It
The Zetas cartel turned Mexican ranches into extermination camps, kidnapping at least 300 people and burning them in makeshift "kitchens."
Diego Enrique Osorno
Ukraine: The Last Days of the Revolution
VICE News traveled to Ukraine during the the final days of the Euromaidan revolution, to see how Ukraine arrived at the brink of disaster.
war and conflict
How a Pakistani Village Found and Sold a Crashed American Drone
VICE News met the man who discovered a US drone in his backyard, then sold its parts to al Qaeda and the Pakistani government.
defense & security
The Afghan Interpreters (Full-Length)
The Afghan interpreters who risked their lives to work with the US military are now in danger of being abandoned.
Bio-Prospecting with Sloths in Panama
VICE News meets the sloths that could cure cancer.
The Islamic State
The Islamic State (Full Length)
VICE News reporter Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks embedded with the Islamic State, gaining unprecedented access to the group in Iraq and Syria.
Last Chance High
Last Chance High (Episode 1)
Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore's classrooms, and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up.
The High Cost of Cheap Clothes
VICE News traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to investigate what is happening to those swept up in the country’s trafficking crackdown.
Russian Roulette: the Invasion of Ukraine (Dispatch 31)
VICE News reporter Simon Ostrovsky tells the full story of his abduction and captivity in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russia forces.