"Crude Reality" - Six years after winning its independence, South Sudan is already on the brink of collapse. Despite its vast oil reserves and more than $10 Billion in aid from the United States, the country has been driven into famine and a devastating ethnic war. VICE's Isobel Yeung explores how corruption at the top is threatening to tear the world's newest country apart.
"Between Oil and Water" - Last year, thousands of Native Americans and environmental activists from across the country converged at Standing Rock in an effort to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the reservation. By winter, a lean-to encampment had grown into a massive protest site the size of a small town, and clashes between protestors and local police and corporate security flared into the nights. VICE travelled to the Sacred Stone Camp in December and followed the story over the subsequent months as the Trump Administration moved quickly to resume work on the pipeline, examining how resource extraction has affected Native American communities.
HBO is partnering with "VICE" on an innovative news magazine show to be hosted by "VICE" founder Shane Smith, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
The HBO series will showcase a mix of stories from around the globe. Among the segments in production for possible inclusion in the show are: Taliban child suicide bombers; North Korean slave labor camps; New York's underground voodoo heroin clinics; Somalian pirates; and Satanic dentists in the Pacific Northwest.