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.
As if having a family member in prison isn’t hard enough, telephone companies are making it financially difficult to get in contact with their loved one. Nationwide Research Finds Excessive Prison Phone Rates Exploit Prisoners’ Families. “The report, based on several years of research that included submitting public records requests in all 50 states, found […]
In 2012, Valente Valenzuela and his younger brother Manuel will find out whether they will be deported from the United States. Valente, sixty-two years, and Manuel, fifty-eight, were born in Mexico, but moved to the United States in 1955, and have lived here since. Their mother was a U.S. citizen, and their father became a […]
The environmental protection agency has faced a continuous stream of lawsuits since the 1990s for failing to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) or the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) about the potential effects of pesticides on endangered species. At the root of the matter is EPA’s failure to incorporate endangered species consultations […]