World History

The Most Daring Moments In Undercover Journalism From Radical Islam to Scientology

Violence. Drugs. Guns. Every day daring investigative journalists put themselves in dangerous situations in hopes of exposing a truth that someone, somewhere doesn't want the world to know.

The bravest undercover journalists find a way in and sometimes, this costs them their life. They expose themselves to the hardships of working immigrant classes or to extreme violence perpetuated by distorted ideologies. Many have undergone severe physical transformations to blend more seamlessly with the groups under investigation.

Stories about journalists undercover show the selfless lengths these heroes go to - often giving up their identities and putting their post-investigation life in danger - in order to stand up for those without voices and to reveal atrocious crimes against humanity.