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.
In August 2014, the New York Times and other leading news sources reported that not only was Hamas to blame for Israeli attacks on Gaza during the previous week, but also that Israel’s attacks were justified because they killed fewer civilians than in the prior attacks. The New York Times coverage asserted that Hamas had […]
Based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, Ryan Gallagher reports for The Intercept that the NSA has developed a search engine called ICREACH that has Google-like capacities to gather personal information. This search engine can access over 850 million personal records, including private emails, chats, and some phone locations. The NSA is sharing this data […]
Editorial Note: On further review of the following articles, including some of the more speculative claims made in them, we have decided that the following coverage does not meet the Project’s stated criteria for Validated Independent News stories. Although each of the articles report pertinent facts regarding a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) whistle blower, […]
Hanford, Washington has a serious problem that won’t be resolved anytime soon. It is the home of America’s largest nuclear power plant, which is roughly half the size of Rhode Island and employs 11,000 workers. It was created to produce nuclear weapons during World War II and was expanded after the war, at which time […]
For the past century, nations from Europe to North America have been invading third world countries and buying rights to drill, mine, and extract natural resources. The US Geographical Survey estimates that the Arctic contains about 90 million barrels of oil and about 44 billion barrels of natural gas. Even after the events of BP’s […]