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.
Some of the world’s largest oil, mining, car and gas corporations will make hundreds of millions of dollars from a UN backed forest protection scheme whose initial purpose was to reduce emissions from deforestation carbon by paying poorer countries to preserve their forests. This agreement would allow governments to offset national emissions against forest conservation, […]
A new FAIR study suggests that the PBS NewsHour is not living up to Public Television’s promise to “reflect the pluralism of our society” and address “the needs of the unserved and underserved.” The study shows that the sources drawn from on the program are heavily dominated by elite white males while women and minorities […]
“Project Citizen”, a new surveillance project led by the National Security Agency (NSA) is a cyber security system which is supposed to protect America’s infrastructure from cyber attacks. The NSA is concerned for the security of the U.S against foreign threats that want to infiltrate important infrastructures like “power plants, electricity grids, air-traffic control networks, […]
Around the country, big pharmaceutical companies are paying doctors with blemished records to promote their products to their patients. Although the drug companies claim that they hire doctors who are highly respected in their fields, an investigation was performed by ProPublica discovered that hundreds of doctors who are on payroll by these large drug companies […]
In the United States one would think that juveniles in custody under the United States criminal justice system regardless of criminal history, economic backgrounds, or race would have their basic humanitarian rights protected. In the juvenile justice systems across America teenagers as young as thirteen years old are becoming victims of rape and are being […]