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Published August 18th 2017
Much more than just a pretty face, Stacey truly investigates
Have you met Stacey Dooley? If you haven't heard of her, pop right over to YouTube and type in "Stacey Dooley Investigates" to get a taste of the lady who has quickly become my favourite journalist. Stacey Dooley is a UK journalist featured in several BBC documentaries. She was so well-liked, she got her own series by the name of Stacey Dooley Investigates. There are loads of Stacey's documentaries on different topics available to watch on YouTube. She has so many good ones, but what are the best three? I'll tell you my favourites - let me know if you agree or not in the comments.
You read that correctly, Stacey Dooley Investigates kids selling drugs online. Stacey actually met up with several kids who sell drugs through three apps - Snapchat, Instagram and Yellow. She met up with them by pretending to want to score illicit Class A substances. Obviously, not everyone of these kids actually wanted to speak to her but she's used to being rebuffed in her line of work. This is a real eye-opener and definitely worth watching.
If you're a little bit geographically challenged, Magaluf (phonetically, the Brits say "Mag-Aloof") is not a typo and is a real place. It is a popular resort destination on the Spanish island by the name of Majorca. European travellers from the likes of Britain, Ireland, Russia and other countries love Magaluf in the same was as we Australian dwellers love Bali and Phuket. Stacey Dooley investigates Magaluf and the impact of the holidaymakers on the locals who live and work there. Tourists are kings in Magaluf, with many venues offering free booze to get them into their doors. Many clubs offer unlimited booze at a very cheap price. However, there is a darker side to this resort town. Local employees have to deal with having seen some painful sights, including tourists having accidentally fallen off balconies. Stacey also investigates the sexually charged games and the post-party cleanup. Watching this documentary, I really felt for every party town - including our nearby Bali. This one is definitely worth watching.
3. World's Worst Place For a Woman?
It's all well and good to say that Stacey investigates the world's current affairs and that she dives into issues facing young people today. She also uncovers terminology that not all of us are aware of. One such term is "femicide" - is actually a thing in the Honduras. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, femicide refers to a crime - the murder of women. Most women targeted are between eighteen and twenty-four years old. As Stacey begins her journey, you can see her shock and distress as she talks to more and more women. Clearly petrified, some of these women are victims of attempted murder. In this groundbreaking documentary, Stacey really opens everyone's eyes to how lucky we are for living in Australia; she also opens our eyes to how little many of us know about what's happening in the world outside of the news. If you're looking for your next meaningful documentary series, be sure to check out Stacey's YouTube channel. She also has an adorable UK accent and is lovely to listen to.