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.
Mwendwa P. was 16 when she became pregnant for the first time. When she went into labor, she did not want to go to the hospital near her town in Kenya because, she had heard that nurses abuse girls who got pregnant when they go into delivery. So, she decided to go through a painful […]
Literally “under the surface” there is a whole other Internet comprised of, for the most part, what seems to be all the atrocious characteristics of our familiar Internet. However mysterious and dark this “other” Internet sounds, that is not what Ian Clarke intended for his innovative idea of a “Distributed, Decentralized Information Storage and Retrieval […]
There are many examples in American news today that budget cuts are supposedly a necessity to help America as a whole. Unfortunately the programs and projects which are already lacking funds and require more funding are the ones being cut. The state is responsible for deciding what they will cut in their budget. There are […]
Since early 2010, the students at the University of Puerto Rico have been protesting against a proposed fee. The government decided to start charging a “Fiscal Stabilization Fee” to help offset the effects of the weak economy. Many of the University’s students are against this fee because they feel it is an attempt by the […]
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law Tuesday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation. On Monday, March 21, 2011, this law was signed in order to restrict women’s reproductive rights and defer women from having abortions. Naturally, Pro-choice […]