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 eastern African nation of Somalia is the site of an unfolding humanitarian nightmare ― a massive famine that has cost tens of thousands of Somali lives in the past few months, the United Nations says. More than 3 million people are affected right now and more than 10 million at risk across the Horn […]
In total, there are 6.9 million fewer jobs today than there were in December 2007. The unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent for August 2011.. Unemployment to the mass media generally centers on that single point within the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly employment report. There is passing mention of discouraged workers and the […]
August 2011, Facebook created some anti-spam algorithms which were intended to ward off suspicious spam, but some environmental activists were targeted as well and unable to post on like-minded Facebook pages for three weeks. Facebook has sent apology notes out and is changing this automated system. Facebook’s spokesman Andrew Noyes says that Facebook isn’t in the […]
On US military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan burn pits are being used as a main resource for disposing of garbage, military waste, and human waste. Journalist J. Malcolm Garcia writes that, “The pits incinerate discarded human body parts, plastics, hazardous medical material, lithium batteries, tires, hydraulic fluids, and vehicles. Jet fuel keeps pits burning […]