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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.

Iran And No Freedom of Press

On October 6, 2009, Aljazeera news reported that three Iranian reformist newspapers, Day’s Analysis, Culture of Reconciliation, and Ideals were closed during a night raid by the government, stopping the production of the news. Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rise to power the government has shut down multiple news sources around the country. The government has revealed […]

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Afghan Women: After Eight Years of War

It has been eight years since the Taliban has theoretically been removed from power, yet women’s rights have not improved for the larger population.  In 2004 the Constitution proclaimed equality for sexes under the law, yet abuse, rape, arrests, and inadequate schooling for women are still issues that have not been fixed.  The United Kingdom’s […]

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Wars in Middle East Revealing Truth About the Media

Attention has shifted from media coverage of the war in Iraq to the war in Afghanistan in recent weeks. Alissa Rubin, former Baghdad bureau chief for the New York Times, recently expressed her views in a New York Times’ editorial on the media’s role throughout the war in Iraq and how lessons must be learned […]

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“U.S.: Concerned Citizens Block Shipment of Generator to Cliffside Coal Plant”

Protestors in Greenville, South Carolina have ‘locked’ themselves to a generator weighing 1.5 million pounds that is being shipped to a coal plant intended to be built by Duke Energy in Rutherford County, North Carolina. The protestors also hung a banner from the generator that says, “Stop Cliffside,” the name of the new plant. Duke’s […]

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“Scientist’s Himalayan Mission Provides Unwelcome Proof: Glaciers Are Dying”

Dr. Shresth Tayal is working with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) out of India to prove that glaciers in the Himalayan river areas are melting as a result of the environmental changes experienced in the world today. To scientifically prove their claims, TERI is working to measure three specific glaciers over the course of […]

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