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.
Chinese media reported Feb. 26 2012 that ongoing drought in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang has damaged farmland. In recent years, China has worked to convert the province into a major agricultural area and give it a key role in the country’s food security. However, population growth, rapid urbanization and environmental degradation will continue to […]
Hilary Clinton has been quoted as saying that there is a very dangerous set of actors in Syria, al-Qaeda, Hamas, and many others on the US terrorist list who claim to be supporting the opposition to the Asad government. In the same breath she repeats the threadbare Western claim that the situation in Syria is […]
The shifting demographics of America’s aging population are changing the historic ethnic mix in rest homes. Health care administrators have reported that the increase in minority clients in rest homes has been further influenced by the so-called “white flight” phenomenon, in which more affluent white seniors choose to move into alternative living facilities other than […]
The teenage birthrate reached a 40 year low in 2008. Although the number of pregnancies, births, and abortions has decreased among all teenagers, there is still a large gap in the pregnancy rates among Hispanics, African Americans, and non-Hispanic whites. The African American and Hispanic teenage pregnancy rate is still two to three times higher […]