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.
The Bush administration’s undercover relationships with owners of mainstream media corporations like Fox News, ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and others led to the intimidation of news reporters, who failed to report the truth about the U.S. invasion of Iraq. In fact, the corporate media played a major role in promoting the U.S. invasion of Iraq […]
In 2009, violence against the homeless was at an all time high, with reports of injuries, vandalism of property, and 43 deaths among homeless persons across the nation. The stressful experiences of becoming homeless and then being victimized create extremely high levels of trauma, leading to elevated rates of mental illness among homeless individuals. These […]
Over the past decade, post-traumatic stress disorder has become increasingly among troops who have participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A large study from the RAND Institute, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis, reported that one in five servicemen return home from those wars with PTSD. […]
Last month Supachai Panitchpakdi, The Secretary General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development reported that Global poverty had doubled since 1970 and that the amount of people living in extreme poverty “increased by three million people per year during the boom years of 2002 and 2007,” which makes a total of 421 million […]