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.
In 2010, a study conducted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) of England and Wales found that, in the eleven-year period between 1998 and 2009, there were 16 restraint-related deaths. However, further research by Inquest, a UK-based organization that investigates and prosecutes cases involving deaths in custody, and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has […]
The human brain is arguably the most complex organ in our body; everyday researchers learn more about the very organ that makes us who we are. Many people think that we control our own minds, but can we? Can we tell ourselves what and who to believe? Do we have the ability to trick own […]
“For those who labor on the richest agricultural land in the nation, clean water is a luxury,” reports Elizabeth Royte in her article about the shortage of water in the San Joaquin Valley. This might be taken as a joke, since these workers live in the most developed country, but it isn’t. Workers in California’s […]
Spain’s new government has proposed changes to the country’s current abortion law to require that girls younger than 18 receive parental consent to get an abortion. The changes would require women to justify their need for an abortion. The government has also proposed to limit emergency contraception, which is currently available in pharmacies without a […]