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.
2016 employment statistics revealed that people with disabilities in the UK were being assessed as “fit to work” when in reality they were not, Martin Williams reported in the Guardian in February 2017. Government officials have sought to narrow the employment gap between people with disabilities and non-disabled people. Williams reported that, “Although charities and […]
Between 1995 and 2000, the number of psychotropic drugs prescribed to children in the US doubled, according to a 2005 documentary film, The Drugging of Our Children. As Justin Gardner reported for the Free Thought Project in March 2016, a new study—titled “Influence of Relative Age on Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Taiwanese Children” […]
Thousands of women in Poland are opposing plans for a new law that would effectively ban abortion, Christian Davies reported for the Guardian in October 2016. On September 23, 2016, pro-choice activists called a nationwide strike, or “national absence campaign”, by women in protest against the Polish parliament’s vote to send the anti-abortion legislation to […]
Looking back at the history of forced sterilization throughout Europe under the rule of the Nazi and even in the United States in the 20th century, one would hope not to hear of such abuse being perpetuated on women anymore. However, from the 1970s to the 2000s, thousands of Roma women have come forward to […]
Scientists have discovered that using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of the mind can allow scientists to read and understand brain activity in new, powerful ways. In its current state, fMRI scanning is not accurate or fast enough to be used effectively for anything other than research, but with enough time and study, the […]