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.
Since early 2010, the students at the University of Puerto Rico have been protesting against a proposed fee. The government decided to start charging a “Fiscal Stabilization Fee” to help offset the effects of the weak economy. Many of the University’s students are against this fee because they feel it is an attempt by the […]
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law Tuesday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation. On Monday, March 21, 2011, this law was signed in order to restrict women’s reproductive rights and defer women from having abortions. Naturally, Pro-choice […]
An American CIA contractor named Raymond Davis opened fire in what he alleges was self defense. Davis said he was a consultant employed by the US government but, upon further investigation it was revealed that Davis was a CIA contractor employed for security duties. Davis claims the two men that he shot were trying to […]
A United States drone targetted and engaged a tribal area outside the regional capital, Miranshah. The earliest reports said that many militants were among the dead, because the area is a known al-Qaeda and Taliban stronghold. This was found to be untrue as bodies were identified, though reports of an accurate count are impossible due […]
The United States has signed a long- awaited nuclear accord with Chile despite growing misgivings about the safety of nuclear power in Chile. President Obama was to be expected to sign the deal, however, in the end it was signed by Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno and the U.S. ambassador to Chile Alejandro Wolff, behind […]