Reporting from Syria: embedded with the rebels

The latest in our series of testimonies from Rory Peck Awards finalists comes from Syrian freelance filmmaker Salam Rizk. Here Rizk describes travelling to the city of Jisr al-Shughour where he filmed an important rebel victory in April 

One year on the Homeless Veterans Appeal gets an extra boost

Last Christmas, The Independent and Evening Standard ran their most successful campaign, raising £1.3m for ex-servicemen and women. Today we look at how our partner charities have used your donations – and announce a new £1.7m grant from London’s City Hall to complete the building of a new veterans’ shelter

Top Egyptian photographer in prison for over 800 days without trial

The story of Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, shows that even after the release of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed many Egyptian freelancers and local journalists remain incarcerated in appalling conditions without the prospect of a fair trial.

Thrown in prison for drawing cartoons

Cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, or "Zunar", is facing 43 years in prison for criticising the Malaysian government. He speaks to Voices in Danger about his ongoing struggle against a regime increasingly hostile to dissenting voices 

A war reporter's story: close combat in eastern Ukraine

In the first of our series of testimonies from Rory Peck Awards nominees, French cameraman Olivier Sarbil describes life on the front line in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Sarbil was nominated for a series of reports he filmed in 2014-15, which show intense fighting around Donetsk and Debaltsave