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 Happiness Research Institute in Denmark conducted a study to find out the “happiness” of most people and relate it to their use of social media. For their research, 1,095 people were divided into two groups; those who used Facebook and those who did not. Facebook was used because it is the most used social […]
US History Professor Maury Wiseman, California State University, Sacramento, accused his student of “hijacking” his class after he denied the killing of the Native Americans. The student, Chiitaanibah Johnson, was told by Wiseman that not only was there no genocide done to the indigenous people, but that the word “genocide” wasn’t the right word to […]
On his election, President Obama promised greater governmental transparency to the American people. In practice, the Obama administration has set a record for failures to find and produce government documents in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. Signed into law by President Johnson in 1966, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) encourages and enforces […]
April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce, a married lesbian couple in Utah, had been the foster parents of a baby girl for three months. Judge Scott Johansen made an order to take the child from them as the judge believed this child will do better in the world if a heterosexual couple raised her. According to […]
NBC was caught manipulating footage of a witness interview regarding an unarmed college student shooting. On May 27, 2015, Feras Morad was shot and killed by Long Beach police around 7 P.M. as witnessed by Kamiran Dadah and Ryan Fobes, along with others who wanted to remain anonymous. Morad was over at a friend’s house […]