The Instagram Suicide Network (Documentary) BBC Stories
**Warning: Contains graphic content** An investigation based on the phone of a 17-year-old teenager who killed herself has revealed the shocking scale of self-harm and suicide material being shared across networks of private Instagram accounts. The BBC has been able to see inside the mobile of the Norwegian teen - who live posted her suicide on Instagram. New analysis by a team of Norwegian journalists at NRK has revealed that she was linked to another 1000 accounts all posting similar dangerous content - around half of them in English. At least another 14 girls in the same Instagram network have also taken their own lives. Catrin Nye has this special investigation. CREDITS: REPORTER: Catrin Nye PRODUCER: Ed Main CAMERA: Sebastien Rabas PICTURE EDITOR: Paul Bryan EDITOR: Liz Gibbons NRK TEAM: Annemarte Moland, Ruben Solvang, Even Kjolleberg, Ståle Hansen ACTION LINE: If you are experiencing emotional stress, help and support is available at BBC Action Line. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4WLs5NlwrySXJR2n8Snszdg/emotional-distress-information-and-support #Instagram #MentalHealth #BBC We are BBC Stories, a group of journalists making films, long and short, with the younger audience (18-24) in mind. The idea is to tackle issues which concern and impact this group of people. So think about anything from race and identity to mental health, money and much more.
Syrian conflict: Helping children through the horror of bomb blasts - BBC News
Bombs have far more harmful effects on children, both physically and psychologically. And yet medics in warzones continue to rely on training and techniques designed for adults. At the request of doctors in Syria – Save the Children have created the first ‘blast injury manual’ for children left disabled or traumatised by explosive weapons, based on ground-breaking research with British scientists at Imperial College London. Catrin Nye travelled to the Turkey - Syria border to meet the Syrian surgeons who need it. Reporter and Producer: Catrin Nye Camera: Sebastien Rabas Editor: Ben Lister Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
Million Pound Selfie Sell Off - Panorama
How many followers do you have? The rise of social media has brought with it a new kind of celebrity, the digital influencer. These megastars of Instagram and YouTube have upended the advertising industry by converting their virtual followers into real-world currency. Big-name brands have flocked to online stars, paying them millions to endorse their products, but the market has been criticised as being a 'Wild West' of misleading and unregulated advertising, plugging everything from bogus diet drinks to online gambling to young audiences. Panorama investigates whether companies are being up front and the impact this new form of advertising is having on consumers.
Was My Dad A Paedophile? - BBC News
At least 8 men have killed themselves in the UK after being exposed online by so-called paedophile hunters. Typically these ‘hunters' pretend to be children in online chat rooms and wait for men to lure them into meetings. They then film the suspect, and put the videos on social media – sometimes live and often before an arrest is made. But what’s it like for those left behind after these suicides? Their last memory their relative being called a sex offender online - but before a police investigation and a chance to even talk to them about the accusations. Catrin Nye has been meeting the people who have lived through this. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
Meet the Biohackers - BBC News
Bio-hackers are people who want to make their bodies and brains function better - by ‘hacking’ their biology. That could be as simple as taking vitamin supplements but if you call yourself a Bio-hacker you’re likely doing far more than that. In this film Catrin Nye meets people inserting technology under their skin, trying to edit their DNA, changing their diet to try and live to 150 and trying to create entirely new human senses. We met people in the UK, Germany and the US who want to push the limits of what it means to be human. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
The Universal Credit Crisis - BBC Panorama
As the government's controversial new benefits system, universal credit, is rolled out, Panorama is with families as they struggle with their claims. The programme follows one council as it deals with mounting rent arrears and tenants in crisis. The government has responded to criticism of the new system by announcing more funding, but is it too little too late?
'The worst refugee camp on earth' - BBC News
Children as young as ten attempting suicide and almost constant horrific violence. This is life inside a European refugee camp. The BBC has been given rare access inside Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Workers for the charity MSF say it is the worst refugee camp on earth. It has a capacity for around two thousand refugees yet houses around eight thousand. On just one day the BBC visited two people were stabbed. Catrin Nye went inside. Reporter and Producer: Catrin Nye Camera: Owen Kean Research: Leo Sands Picture Editors: Sarah Hosny, Richard Tulip Translations: Najiba Feroz, Vanessa Bowles Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
Microdosing: People who take LSD with breakfast - BBC News
Microdosing is when you take a tiny amount of psychedelic drugs - LSD or magic mushrooms usually - as part of your ordinary day. The drugs are illegal, and there is no medical evidence to say what the benefits or harms of it may be. But a small community of people in the UK are doing it anyway, and say it’s improving their lives. Some say it aids creativity and concentration and others argue it helps with their mental health problems. BBC Reporter Catrin Nye has been meeting the people that do it. Researched, Produced and Reported by: Catrin Nye Shot, Directed and Edited by: Benjamin Barfoot. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog World In Pictures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX37n4R0UGJN-TLiQOm7ZTP Big Hitters https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUME-LUrFkDwFmiEc3jwMXP Just Good News https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUsYo_P26cjihXLN-k3w246
Arsenal coaches children fleeing war in Iraq - BBC News
Arsenal has built football pitches for children fleeing war in Iraq. The football club has teamed up with Save the Children to fund two pitches and train both boys and girls. Our reporter Catrin Nye had exclusive access to Arsenal’s new Iraqi set up. Filmed, Edited and Directed by Benjamin Lister Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
Islamophobic abuse and social media - BBC News
Almost 7,000 Islamophobic tweets were sent, in English, every day last month. In April it was an average of two and a half thousand a day. July saw the most anti-islamic abuse on the site for five months as Europe was hit by the Nice terror attack and the murder of a Priest. Researchers at the think-tank Demos collected the data and with police predicting a terror attack for the UK they say this kind of abuse is likely to escalate. Catrin Nye has this exclusive report - which contains some very strong language. Filmed by Joshua Baker Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Islamic State's 'Most Wanted' https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX5GE4jXnF9bvF4C801cul3 World In Pictures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX37n4R0UGJN-TLiQOm7ZTP Big Hitters https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUME-LUrFkDwFmiEc3jwMXP Just Good News https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUsYo_P26cjihXLN-k3w246
‘The Secret World of Yarl’s Wood’- BBC News
Two weeks ago the prisons watchdog described Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre as a "place of national concern" There are 12 centres like it in the UK - Yarl's Wood is the one for women. We - as media - are not allowed in at all. A charity called 'Yarl's Wood Befrienders' are given rare access - they go in and meet the women facing deportation. These people have shed light on one of the most secretive places in the UK for a new play called 'The Scar Test' - Catrin Nye reports. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
Living under a curfew - BBC News
The UK Home Office has been forced to review all curfews imposed on people who’ve left immigration detention – an investigation by the BBC has found. It comes after the court of appeal ruled in May that the government didn’t have the legal power to impose curfews – but has been doing so for years. The government has been accused of operating completely outside the rule of law. It’s thought hundreds, potentially thousands of people are affected. Catrin Nye has this exclusive report. Reporter and Producer: Catrin Nye Camera: Ben Lister and Joshua Baker Editor: Ben Lister Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog World In Pictures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX37n4R0UGJN-TLiQOm7ZTP Big Hitters https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUME-LUrFkDwFmiEc3jwMXP Just Good News https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUsYo_P26cjihXLN-k3w246
Possession, Jinn and Britain's Backstreet Exorcists: BBC Newsnight
BBC Two 19 November 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20357997 UK health and social workers and those in the criminal justice system are increasingly having to understand belief in spiritual possession among ethnic minorities, with new research highlighting a particular issue with some sections of the British Asian community blaming mental health problems on the supernatural. The exorcist Abou Mohammed sits cross-legged on the floor of a back-room in his home in Ilford, East London. He is surrounded by copies of the Koran, containers of olive oil and a spray-bottle of water which he uses on the Jinn, the supernatural spirits, that he says possess many of his clients. Mr Mohammed, who goes by the title of Raqi, has a waiting list several months long and charges £60 for a one-hour session. One of his clients is Mudasar Khan, 41, who says he has been possessed by a Jinn for years. He describes it as something that surrounds his body, buzzing, making him unwell and even stopping him sleeping. Mr Khan has been on anti-depressants in the past and suffered panic attacks, but he says the Jinn prevented medication from working and that it is only coming to Abou Mohammed that has provided some relief. "I had to go to the doctors and the hospitals too, to prove it to my family, because if I didn't do that side of it as well they'd think it was in my head," he says. For five years Mr Khan has been treated by Mr Mohammed, who he says summons up the Jinn inside of him and speaks to it directly, easing its effect. 'Power to cure' Mr Mohammed knows what he does is controversial - while we are filming his work he also films us, concerned that we will distort what he does - and he says that there are many charlatans in his field. The exorcist believes some illnesses are unnecessarily dealt with by doctors when they are actually spiritual problems. He even says some people have operations they do not need because the Jinn has tricked doctors. "I cure them by this book [the Koran]. You have to have a faith in it and it will work. So yes, anxiety, depression, heart problems, many, believe me, many problems get cured by this healing." Despite this, Mr Mohammed admits he does have some clients come to him who are seriously ill and need medical attention, particularly those who are mentally unwell. When 20-year-old Nadeem (whose name we have changed) became ill he and his family thought he had a spiritual problem, that he was also possessed by a Jinn: "I was at home and I was with my family and their faces looked different to me, my senses changed as well," he recalls. "I tried to lie down to sleep, but too many things were going through my mind and I felt my head is getting narrowed getting tight. My thinking is big; I'm thinking a lot of things." He says that in the night he went down stairs and told his father how he was feeling: "My parents got worried, they said don't worry we'll call a certain guy and he'll sort it out... so they called a person who's got the power to control these things and take them out." 'Writhing on the floor' Nadeem's parents took him to an exorcist for treatment: "I was physically fidgeting and flinching all over the place. I was on the floor in my house and I was screaming and the Jinn was trying to come out of my mouth," he says. Nadeem says he felt better for his treatment, but that he did not recover and was eventually taken to hospital. He is now diagnosed with schizophrenia and takes daily medication. Cases like Nadeem's, in which his illness was instantly attributed to possession, are not entirely uncommon and are a cause for concern among mental health professionals. Professor Swaran Singh, head of the Mental Health and Wellbeing division at Warwick Medical School, has just completed a five year study, funded by the Department of Health, into why patients from ethnic minority backgrounds were often reaching mental health services in a more severely ill state than the rest of the population. "We found that in the very early stages when people have depression or anxiety, they seek help through their GP because it looks like a psychological problem. When they become seriously unwell, like when they develop delusions or start hearing voices, then the groups diverge. "The Asian groups, particularly the British Pakistanis, then attribute their problem to a religious cause, for instance, possession by a Jinn. So they seek help through the Imams, through the mosque," he says. Among British Asians the belief in evil spirits is not uncommon. It can be concepts like black magic or the evil eye, it can also be that the body can be possessed causing physical harm. British Muslims in particular are brought up learning of the existence of Jinn in the Koran, though what the Jinn actually are is not universally agreed upon.
The Battle over Abortion in Northern Ireland - BBC News
Unlike the rest of the UK abortion is illegal in almost all circumstance in Northern Ireland. Campaigners hope a new Appeal Court ruling will help change the law so women can have abortions in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality – at the moment even in these cases it’s illegal. They say the result has been made all the more significant by the likely Conservative – DUP political deal. BBC Reporter Catrin Nye has been meeting the people fighting for change and those that passionately oppose any change in the law. Produced and Reported by: Catrin Nye Shot, Edited and Directed by: Sebastien Rabas Research: Jessica Furst Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog World In Pictures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX37n4R0UGJN-TLiQOm7ZTP Big Hitters https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUME-LUrFkDwFmiEc3jwMXP Just Good News https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUsYo_P26cjihXLN-k3w246
'My life as an X Factor contestant' - BBC News
On Sunday night, ITV talent show The X Factor saw the return of the 'six chair challenge' - the episode that decides who has a real shot at stardom. But what is it like for those who make it through but are then rejected? Three former contestants, Jade Richards, Ryan-Lee Seager and Shereece Foster, told reporter Catrin Nye about the pressures of returning to normal life. X Factor responded, saying a psychologist was available for contestants during and after leaving the competition. The programme also denied Jade's claim that the judges' comments about her performance had been edited. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews