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 United Nations has accused the United States for failing to pursue cases of child sex abuse among religious leaders and groups. The report made by the Committee on the Rights of the Child highlighted the fact that clerics and staff of religious institutions in the US have been responsible for the sexual abuse of […]
On February 9, 2013 a missile strike hit a former US military base in Baghdad, Iraq that, at the time, was housing the People’s Mujihadeen Organisation of Iran (PMOI). The strike killed six men and one woman and injured fifty others, some of whom were in critical condition. The PMOI accused the Iraqi government of […]
According to the Institute of Education Sciences, the 2010 dropout rates of US high school students was 7.4 percent. In Bangladesh, almost 50 percent of primary students dropout by the fifth grade. Poverty has driven them into informal employment in the streets, where they may work 10-12 hour days for a mere 30 taka (32 […]
In the past decade, hundreds of innocent children have been injured and killed by military drone strikes. These crimes against humanity are placed in order by our Commander in Chief, President Barack H. Obama, during whose time in office, the number of drone strikes has skyrocketed. The drone attacks are very precise, and the victims […]