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.
Parveen Khan did not need to read the Telegraph’s 2012 story that girls born in India were almost twice as likely to die before reaching the age of five than boys, according to new UN figures. When Khan kept getting pregnant with girls, her husband, Hameed, was mad enough to bite her face off. It wasn’t so […]
President Trump is new on the world stage but his role of finding an effective yet safe strategy to handle problems between Turkey and the nationless Kurds has challenged leaders since the 19th century. Neither Turkey nor the Kurdish people living in Turkey and Northern Syria have a direct connection to the Islamic State, but […]
In Terry Gilliam’s classic dystopian satire Brazil, agents from the Ministry of Information offer Mrs. Buttle a receipt for her husband as they kidnapped him. Then, to ensure there was no question later, handed the befuddled woman a piece of paper. “And this is my receipt for your receipt.” The world has not yet arrived […]
The 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, served as the hook for a number of critical news stories on South Koreans’ consumption of dog meat. As the Guardian’s Chas Newkey-Burden wrote, “With the Winter Olympics turning attention towards South Korea, dog meat has been put on the media menu. The west has gone […]
The knee-jerk response of media to mass shootings in the United States is to question whether the perpetrator is Middle Eastern, or insane. But lost in this deadline-driven journalistic template, and the outcry over the accessibility of assault weapons in society, is the correlation between “private” domestic violence and public violence involving guns. Soraya Chemaly, director […]