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.
On October 4 2010 a Hungarian reservoir of chemical waste at an alumina processing plant burst, releasing a deluge of red toxic sludge into nearby villages. Since then the spill has reached major Hungarian water systems. Nine are dead and about 150 people were injured by up to 700,000 cubic meters of toxic by-product. The […]
Between April 21-23, students from the University of Puerto Rico held an indefinite strike that went on for months. The strike was held because of disagreements in issues with the school’s administration and the board of directors. Some of the were recommendations to solve the budget deficit problems, guarantees of stopping tuition hikes, and guarantees […]
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 […]