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.
Washington is finally grappling with the equity gap in the health system for consumers, and momentum is gaining for a fairer government-run single-payer system. Yet, for all the promise of the “Medicare for All” proposal, there’s surprisingly little discussion on how an overhaul of our health-care system would affect the people delivering our care. Less […]
In March 2018, a joint investigation by ProPublica and Mother Jones reported on growing leeway and flexibility in interpretation and enforcement of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). The world’s leading technology firm, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), appears to be at the forefront of age discrimination within the United States. Mother […]
New documents released to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) show that the FBI Louisville field office has been paying the Best Buy Geek Squad as informants for over a decade. The Geek Squad, based out of Kentucky, has been violating their customers’ constitutional rights by secretly handing over data found on customer computers to the […]
A report published on November 9, 2017 by the San Francisco Bay View reveals serious problems with the treatment of California inmates. The report explains how inmates are discriminated against, tortured, and dehumanized regularly by correctional officers (COs). The issues raised by the Bay View report connect to larger trends, as documented in Human Rights […]
A 2018 survey conducted in response to global concerns about rising authoritarianism and nationalism shows a major decrease in nations adhering to basic human rights. As the Guardian reported, the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index for 2017-2018 examined legal systems around the world by documenting and comparing the experiences of 110,000 households and 3,000 […]