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 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 […]
On November 28, the Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, declared that homosexuality was immoral and that he would not allow it to stand in his country. He ordered the police to begin raids on known homosexuals in what he hoped would be a blitzkrieg style arrest. Many in the African LGBT community are now […]
There is a blurred line in Cancun, Mexico that splits a land of vacation and paradise from a land of hell, hardship, and suicide. Many migrants come to Cancun in order to escape their former residences that are filled with natural disasters and poverty. The individuals who migrate to Cancun believe that the white sandy […]
After the recent U.S. presidential election, Europeans praised the selection of Barack Obama but also had speculations from the beginning that the U.S. government would return back toward the Bush-Cheney period. At a conference this past September (2010), many conservative Europeans attended and commented on the most eye-catching observations about America. There was a dominant […]
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) violates human rights and children’s’ rights, yet girls are escaping to other countries to have this illegal surgery performed. FGM is cultural act that has been done for millions of years. It is a procedure to prevent young women from illicit sexual acts, and to remove male or “unclean” body parts. […]