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.
For Mexican farmworkers, justice is more than needed. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto started a national program called “Mexico with Decent Work” to help “the respect, protection, and guarantee of human rights for farmworkers in Mexico, as well as to ensure decent work is fully in force.” Unfortunately, this only lasted a short two months […]
Indonesia is still stuck in old ways when it comes to caring for and treating mental health patients. Even though the practice of chaining people up with psychological problems was banned in Indonesia forty years ago, about 19,000 people still live in those conditions. Indonesia lacks education on mental health, a government that is […]
Every three years the Librarian of Congress allows individuals and other public interest nonprofits to petition to improve the regulations and exemptions involving personal devices and property concerning copyright infringements. These are submitted to the Copyright Office. Over the course of months of extensive briefs and hearings on the new rules for exemptions to the […]
Senator Bernie Sanders has received significantly less media coverage than other candidates in the United States 2016 Presidential primary race. GDELT—an open database that monitors the world’s news media—created “2016 Campaign Television Tracker” to monitor how often each candidates’ name is mentioned on major television networks. The Campaign Television Tracker uses TV News Archive—a closed […]
In 2001, the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) published a trial known as Study 329, which claimed that the drug paroxetine – known as Paxil or Seroxat – was “generally well tolerated” and that it helped cure depression in children and adolescents. This led to some two million youngsters being prescribed the pill in the […]