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.
South Africa uses nanotechnology, releasing nanoparticles slowly into ones bloodstream to treat tuberculosis (TB). Researchers in South Africa are now making it possible for patients with TB to no longer have to take daily pills but instead can use nanotechnology to be treated. Although research for nanotechnology is expensive, it is believed that the benefits […]
Due to lack of financing, Mexican farmers are unable to replace aging irrigation systems that are water inefficient. Meanwhile, a global analysis survey discloses that 3.4 billion people, 80 percent of the earth’s population, is at risk of water insecurity. The way water is used and mismanaged in the west contributes to a culture unaware […]
The increased awareness of global warming has led to an increase in carbon offset, but poor countries are lacking the monetary needs to take action, which is making problems worse. Poor countries are paying high fees to consultants from rich countries in order to have a carbon offset project. The World Bank contracts services of […]
By Dean Walker Some might recall the story, reported in early December, on the Columbia University memo to foreign affairs students interested in working for the State Department. The memo instructed students to avoid writing or talking about information derived from the WikiLeaks releases. At the time, the government shrugged off the memo and articles […]