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 internal anguish a soldier experiences after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can sometimes be far more severe than the live external combat. More than 2 million troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Those who do return suffer from physical, psychological, and cognitive trauma. The numbers of soldiers who are undergoing […]
Nuclear issues are a huge topic in our society today. As Hiroshima becomes more and more of a memory, Fukishima is now the current threat. A similar incident to what happened in Fukishima happened years ago at Thee Mile Island complex in in Pennsylvania. In turn, the government hides something because of the fear that […]
Female Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons are treated inhumanely and often denied medical care, legal representation, and forced to live in squalid conditions, including sharing cells with insects, particularly cockroaches as well as rodents and overflowing sewage in the cells. Recently, Fabrizia Falcione, a women’s human rights officer for the United Nations development Fund for […]