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.
Every three years the Librarian of Congress allows individuals and other public interest nonprofits to petition to improve the regulations and exemptions involving personal devices and property concerning copyright infringements. These are submitted to the Copyright Office. Over the course of months of extensive briefs and hearings on the new rules for exemptions to the […]
Senator Bernie Sanders has received significantly less media coverage than other candidates in the United States 2016 Presidential primary race. GDELT—an open database that monitors the world’s news media—created “2016 Campaign Television Tracker” to monitor how often each candidates’ name is mentioned on major television networks. The Campaign Television Tracker uses TV News Archive—a closed […]
In 2001, the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) published a trial known as Study 329, which claimed that the drug paroxetine – known as Paxil or Seroxat – was “generally well tolerated” and that it helped cure depression in children and adolescents. This led to some two million youngsters being prescribed the pill in the […]
The European Union and the G20’s Financial Stability board have imposed a “bail-in” regimen to aid in banking crisis. This bail-in system means keeping insolvent banks afloat by “confiscating the savings of investors and depositors.” Instead of taxpayers paying for the debt of the banks, as in the case of so-called “bail-outs,” money from public […]
Guided one-on-one mindfulness meditation is being proposed for rehabilitation purposes in high security prisons. Sixty of Britain’s most dangerous criminals, from eight of the highest security prisons, are undergoing daily mindfulness practices to learn how to subjugate violent impulses. 60 prisoners have voluntary chosen to practice mindfulness exercises and partner with psychologists and prison officers […]