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 World Health Organization called the Zika Virus a global public health emergency on February 1, 2016. The WHO claimed this sudden outbreak is the cause for the spike in microcephaly cases in Brazilian children since October of 2015. Microcephaly is a condition where children are born with small skulls and in some cases underdeveloped brains. […]
The article titled, “Scientists claim New York police forced them to fake DNA tests to convict more suspects,” elaborates on a story in which a group of scientists assert that they were fired after attempting to address errors they observed in the lab that employed them to test DNA samples in order to convict alleged […]
This article discusses how a wrongfully charged man was subjected to tortures and other horrific treatments by U.S authorities. Kuwaiti national Fayiz Mohammed Ahmed Al-Kandari was extra judicially held since 2002. He was falsely accused of working with Osama bin Laden when it was evident there was no real connection. “Kandari was a humanitarian aid […]
A report was filed stating that a suspect allegedly hit a woman and his child, and then fought with two officers. One Memphis, Tennessee officer is under investigation by the Memphis police after being filmed by a local news station kicking an unarmed suspect and hitting the suspect with his nightstick or baton. A […]
The US department of agriculture has recalled thousands of pounds of chicken nuggets due do them containing a number of plastic pieces. The USDA has exclaimed that Perdue foods have recalled 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets. The nuggets were produced for Applegate Farms which is a brand distributed primarily to the store Target. The […]