Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
At Bedford Middle School, an 11-year-old boy was suspended for being caught in possession of a leaf that was visually the same as a marijuana leaf. However, when tested multiple times, it tested negative for marijuana. The boy was suspended for 364 days after they found that he was in possession of the leaf. Melvin […]
Gaining access to public records is getting harder and harder. The government is withholding information that we have a right to. It is even making it difficult for journalists to get and share the information with the public. The Freedom of Information Act gives Americans the right to request information from the government; however the […]
Justin Harris, an Arkansas Republican State Representative, gave his adopted daughters to a man who raped one of them. Also, Harris frequently attempted to perform exorcisms on children in his federally-funded pre-kindergarten. According to a former teacher at the school, “If any of the kids got in too much trouble they would pray on the […]
If you have watched corporate news within the last year you have probably heard of a group of people called the Kurds. From the news one might be able to gather that they are a militia force that is fighting the Islamic State in the Middle East. The Kurds have been fighting in the Middle […]
There is no doubt that every time we turn our TVs to the mainstream news stations, we hear about the latest, bone-chilling stories concerning hellacious crimes committed throughout the world. But why, if this is the case, have we not heard every story of the disturbing crimes committed right under our noses? In June of […]