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VICE 76: Controlling the Narrative & Power to Congo

Duration :

30

Summary: "Controlling the Narrative" Press freedom around the world has reached its lowest point in over a decade, with many authoritarian governments imprisoning journalists in a fight to control their countries' narratives. One of the deadliest places to be a journalist is the Philippines, where the new President has openly threatened the media and silenced his critics. VICE Correspondent Gianna Toboni heads to Manila to see the dangerous work of local journalists reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs. Back in the U.S., legendary journalist Carl Bernstein discusses the state of our own media and the importance of a free press in holding the powerful accountable. "Power to Congo" The War in Congo is the deadliest since World War II, killing more than 5 million people. But throughout the conflict, a remarkable group of Rangers have remained, fighting to protect Congo's Gorillas and other wildlife and natural resources. In a stunning turnaround, these rangers are saving endangered species and Congo's bio-diverse forest, and are even transforming the local economy, cutting off revenue streams to the various rebel groups operating there. Ben Anderson trained and patrolled with the rangers over 10 years ago. He returned to see the remarkable progress they're making. (NA) ()

CAST : Gianna Toboni,Ben Anderson

PRODUCER : Shane Smith,Jonah Kaplan,Tim Clancy,Josh Tyrangiel,Eddy Moretti,Bill Maher,Gianna Toboni,Alyse Walsh,Ben Anderson

Genre : Documentary