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’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, is developing software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing, and other decision-making. The firm manages $160 billion in global investments for what it calls “sophisticated institutional clients.” Bridgewater has created a team of programmers specializing in analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop apps including […]
Only three months into 2017, eight transwomen of color have been murdered, putting 2017 on course to be another record-breaking year of trans* murders. On February 22, 2017 GLAAD released a statement calling for better media coverage of the rising rates of transgender murders. From 2014 to 2015 transgender murder rates increased 57%, and from […]
On March 9, 2017 a group of peasant farmers from Honduras launched a suit in US federal court against the World Bank (WB) Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). The suit alleges the IFC and WB are “knowingly profiting from the financing of murder.” The lawsuit is over the IFC’s financing of the Dinant Corporation, a […]
Journalism student Lea Majcen reminded Slovenians, and other democratic nations, of the importance of journalism by revealing an exceedingly unqualified government official. On February 16 2017, Majcen interviewed high-ranking Slovenian government official Tilen Smolnikar after a public hearing about financing for renewable energies. Smolnikar struggled during the interview and was unable to answer the majority […]
In September 2016 the Block the Bunker campaign in Seattle was the first to persuade US city officials to divest police funding and allocate more for community services. In the summer of 2016, a coalition of antiracist grassroots organizers protested the city’s plans to spend $150 million on a new police precinct in North Seattle. […]