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 April 2012, the United States opened a new military training base in Concón, Chile. The US reportedly provided $460,000 for construction of the Fort Aguayo naval base. While US and Chilean officials claim that the base will be used to train Latin American soldiers for peacekeeping missions, a group of twenty human rights organizations […]
For most Americans, the detention center at Guantanamo Bay—once the topic of heated political debate by presidential hopeful Barack Obama but rarely talked about by the incumbent President Obama—has become a footnote in the government’s ongoing war on terror. Yet for the approximately 167 detainees still being held in that godforsaken gulag, 86 of whom […]
An Islamic religious leader has been accused of framing a young Pakistani Christian 13 year old named Rishma Mashi. The girl has down syndrome and was acused of burning Islamic texts. It is reported that the suspect Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti planted burnt Islamic texts near her house. He claimed, “it was the only way […]