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.
Attention has shifted from media coverage of the war in Iraq to the war in Afghanistan in recent weeks. Alissa Rubin, former Baghdad bureau chief for the New York Times, recently expressed her views in a New York Times’ editorial on the media’s role throughout the war in Iraq and how lessons must be learned […]
Dr. Shresth Tayal is working with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) out of India to prove that glaciers in the Himalayan river areas are melting as a result of the environmental changes experienced in the world today. To scientifically prove their claims, TERI is working to measure three specific glaciers over the course of […]
Uganda parliament is seeking to ratify an Anti-Homosexual Bill, which would put to death any of its citizens caught having repeated homosexual offences, and throw into jail those who touch each other in any sort of “homosexual manner.” The Bill would also seek to punish offenders who have HIV/AIDS. David Bahati of Uganda’s Ndorwa County […]
Nobel Peace Prize winning climate expert Rajendra Pachauri has warned against behaviors typical of Western lifestyles, claiming they are unrealistic in today’s time of climate concerns and crisis. Pachauri is the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and delivered his remarks just days before the Copenhagen Climate Summit began (on December 7th). Among […]