Jake Hanrahan is a British journalist and documentary filmmaker. He reports on war and conflict, focusing on militia forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla warfare. He is best known for his work on the PKK, a Kurdish militant group in southeast Turkey. He was arrested in September 2015 in Turkey with his colleagues Philip Pendlebury and Mohammed Rasool, after the three embedded with the PKK’s youth wing, the YDG-H, who were actively fighting the Turkish Armed Forces. Hanrahan spent two weeks in several maximum security prisons in Turkey, including Diyarbakır Prison, before being deported back to the UK.
Hanrahan has also reported on the Ukraine war, embedding with both the Ukraine Army and the separatist forces in the Donbass. He’s also covered conflict in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and various riots across Europe.
Hanrahan runs an independent media platform called ‘Popular Front’, which consists of a podcast, documentaries and investigations. Popular Front is framed as anti-corporate journalism.

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ISIS: The threat returns

  Raqqa, the former capital of the Islamic State in Syria, is now  controlled by Kurdish and  Bashar al Assad’s troops. The horrors of Daesh are a  distant memory, but the spectre of terrorism continues to be present. In these images, shot last  August, the Kurds warned the…


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