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 central facts the western corporate media have given us about the situation in Syria have been overwhelmingly false from the start of the conflict and unrest in 2011 to the civil war that is on going today in 2016. Journalist Daniel Espinosa Winder discovered through his review of news coverage of Syria that the […]
A September 2016 report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, titled “The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration,” found that immigration has a long-term positive economic impact in the US, according to a report for Our Future by Richard Eskow. The report was published during the 2016 presidential campaign, during which Donald […]
Costa Rica has run on 100-percent renewable energy from June 17 to September 2, 2016. The nation has relied only on renewable energy sources for a total of 150 days so far this year. Their future goals are to aim towards using 100 percent renewable energy sources at all times. Just last year, Costa Rica […]
In November 2016 the United Nations confirmed that the current year was the hottest one on record, bringing along devastating climate effects. The same day, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released findings of its own. NASA reported that an ice pack the size of Florida, located around the Barents and Kara Seas off […]
Low-income children across the US are being imprisoned when they or their families cannot afford to pay court fees, Nika Knight reports in Common Dreams. Aside from court fees, low-income children also face fines for probation, health tests, care, and other charges in juvenile facilities. This amounts to “punishing children for their families’ poverty,” Knight […]