The Project Censored Newsletter—November 2021

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State of the Free Press 2022 Available for Pre-Order

Pre-order your copy of the newest Project Censored yearbook, State of the Free Press 2022, now!

Project Censored 2022 Top Censored Stories BookBalancing critical analysis with optimistic vision, State of the Free Press 2022 advances remedies for a more robust free press and provides inspiring models for grassroots engagement. In the foreword, journalist Danielle McLean writes, “We need more of the kind of journalism you’ll find in this book.”

State of the Free Press 2022 will officially be published on December 7th, but you can pre-order a copy now. Doing so assures that you’ll be the first to know about this year’s most important but underreported news stories, and you’ll be supporting the Project in its ongoing efforts to promote critical media literacy and a truly free press.

Find out more about State of the Free Press 2022 here.


Speaking of New Stuff: Reissue of the Classic Black Project Censored T-Shirt

Project Censored T-Shirt

Available in both women’s and men’s sizes (while supplies last), these shirts are made locally by Farm Fresh Clothing. These shirts are made in the US using 100% organic cotton and are manufactured without the use of plastics, PVCs, phthalates, PCB’s or harsh ink cleaners.

We have a limited run of our classic black t-shirt. Available now through the web store, in men’s and women’s sizes, for $30 each. These shirts are 100% organic cotton, made in the US, and silk screened by the Farm Fresh Clothing Co. in Sebastopol, CA.

A Project Censored shirt makes a stylish holiday gift. All proceeds from shirt sales directly benefit the Project’s critical media literacy programs.

ICYMI: Second Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas now on YouTube

CMLCAYou can now watch sessions from the Second Annual Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas, on demand at YouTube. The conference, which was co-sponsored by Project Censored, featured dozens of enlightening and inspiring presentations. Check them out by following this link to the Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas YouTube channel. This  year’s conference was inspired by and honored the legacy of Paolo Freire, a pioneer of critical pedagogy whose work has been a tremendous influence on critical media literacy programs around the world.


The Project Censored Show

With British courts nearing a possible decision on whether to extradite Julian Assange to the US, Jeff Mackler, of, speaks to Mickey about the campaign to free Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. The episode also features a conversation with journalist Kevin Gosztola of Shadowproof about the Assange case, as well as cases of several US whistleblowers, and their ongoing impact on press freedom around the world. Stay tuned for more coverage of the Assange case with Kevin Gosztola and Eleanor Goldfield on upcoming programs!


Independent News Stories We’re Tracking

  • The New Yorker’s Rachel Aviv investigation of Teen Challenge, a network of Christian nonprofits, that constitutes a “shadow penal system” for struggling kids.
  • “Why Fire Experts are Hopeful”: New research on how to lessen the devastation of wildfires, as reported by Kylie Mohr for High Country News.
  • “A Guide to the U.S. Government’s Appeal in the Assange Extradition Case,” by Kevin Gosztola, managing editor at Shadowproof, lays out what’s on the line for press freedoms related to the case.
  • A groundbreaking report by ProPublica exposes how the federal EPA permits polluters to turn neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe carcinogens. The report features a first-of-its-kind interactive map and data analysis.