The presentation of this year’s Top 25 stories extends the tradition originated by Professor Carl Jensen and his Sonoma State students in 1976, while reflecting how the expansion of the Project to include affiliate faculty and students from campuses across the country and around the world has made the Project even more diverse and robust. During this year’s cycle, Project Censored reviewed 233 Validated Independent News stories (VINs) representing the collective efforts of 219 college students and 56 professors from 18 college and university campuses that participate in our affiliate program and 13 additional community evaluators.
After all the negative international press that Apple suffered, when 150 workers at one of its Chinese sub-contractor’s factories threatened to commit suicide because of working conditions, many companies are looking for better ways to gather information about working conditions. For years, companies trying to assess their supply chains for human rights abuses have relied […]
Women’s eNews discusses the different types of pollution risks in developing countries and how the conditions are getting worse for the women. The World Health Organization’s research states that environmental factors are responsible for twenty-three percent of global disease. According to Maria Neira, director of Public Health and Environment for the World Health Organization, addressing […]
In its analysis of the public health cost of gun violence, The Crime Report states that it costs over $2 billion a year in hospital charges to treat victims of firearms related injuries. According to the American Public Health Association, “between [the years] 2000 and 2010, 275,939 individuals were victims of gunfire in the U.S., […]
In October 2013, representatives from 12 national governments and about 600 multinational corporations met in Bali, Indonesia for the latest round of negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that” some observers believe could pull the rug out from under national and local governments trying to regulate the sale and import of GMO […]
Harvard University invests its endowment in order to raise money for research and other expenses needed to run a top-notch higher educational institution. Early in Harvard’s history the endowment was only invested in common stocks, but more recently Harvard has began to invest in natural resources as well. Large timber plantations in the Ibera Wetlands […]