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 his election, President Obama promised greater governmental transparency to the American people. In practice, the Obama administration has set a record for failures to find and produce government documents in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. Signed into law by President Johnson in 1966, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) encourages and enforces […]
April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce, a married lesbian couple in Utah, had been the foster parents of a baby girl for three months. Judge Scott Johansen made an order to take the child from them as the judge believed this child will do better in the world if a heterosexual couple raised her. According to […]
NBC was caught manipulating footage of a witness interview regarding an unarmed college student shooting. On May 27, 2015, Feras Morad was shot and killed by Long Beach police around 7 P.M. as witnessed by Kamiran Dadah and Ryan Fobes, along with others who wanted to remain anonymous. Morad was over at a friend’s house […]
This article focuses on a dangerous water treatment experiment in Sacramento, California. This experiment was performed “to save money” but at the expense of the residence of the city. City officials experimented on the water with a new added chemical to aid in removing sediment, silt, and other impurities in the water supply, including aluminum […]
In March 2016, Annie Waldman, writing for ProPublica, reported how Corinthian College used disingenuous recruiting tactics to mislead impoverished, prospective students to sign up for programs they offered, with the intention to make a profit. Legal documents have been filed against the school for misconduct and there are several suits pending. The college allegedly coerced […]