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Sky has launched a new series that promises to take viewers on a unique journey to the frontline of news reporting. Called 'Hot Spots', it premiered last night and is available to watch now on-demand.

The one-hour episodes are fronted by award-winning Sky News war-zone journalists Stuart Ramsay and Alex Crawford. The series promises to show the dangers, complexities and emotions of reporting from troubled spots around the world.

The first episode explored danger zones including Raqqa in Iraq (where the battle against Isis still rages), the deep south in America (focussing on the sex trade), Bangladesh (exploring the plight facing Rohingya refugees) and Venezuela (with an uprising in Caracas).

It aired on both Sky Atlantic and Sky News.

"Every day, Sky News provides groundbreaking coverage from some of the world's most complex and dangerous areas," said John Ryley, head of Sky News. "'Hotspots' is a chance to see how news is gathered and the challenges of living and working in such places. Journalists, not just at Sky News, take huge risks to bring breaking news stories from around the world and this new series demonstrates the challenges and commitment they face – bringing viewers the unseen story behind the story."

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