As a news junky I have come to appreciate that if you want a rounded opinion you can’t rely on a single source for your information. Of course the BBC is my first choice and provides a good snapshot, Al Jazeera is great if I have time to explore the issues in more depth, and Fox News if a fancy a laugh.
The problem with main stream news is it tends to cover the same stories in a common way with little imagination. As a counter to the norm let me introduce to you to Vice News. For the past few month it has more than held my interest with some interesting car crash journalism looking into various underworld stories on subject matters, that you would probably not want to share with your mum.
Recently Vice has created a 5 part documentary on the Islamic State, with the islamic state from inside Iraq and Syria. You really need to put some time aside to watch, and additional time prior to sleeping to allow your rage and fear to subside.
The Spread of the Caliphate: The Islamic State (Part 1)
Grooming Children for Jihad: The Islamic State (Part 2)
Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State (Part 3)
Christians in the Caliphate: The Islamic State (Part 4)
Bulldozing the Border Between Iraq and Syria: The Islamic State (Part 5)