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The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative...
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Censored 2000: The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories

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Overview

The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.
Beyond the Top 25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics: The Censored News and Media Analysis section provides annual updates on Junk Food News and News Abuse, Censored Déjà Vu, signs of hope in the alternative and news media, and the state of media bias and alternative coverage around the world. In the Truth Emergency section, scholars and journalists take a critical look at the US/NATO military-industrial-media empire. And in the Project Censored International section, the meaning of media democracy worldwide is explored in close association with Project Censored affiliates in universities and at media organizations all over the world.
A perennial favorite of booksellers, teachers, and readers everywhere, Censored is one of the strongest life signs of our current collective desire to get the news we citizens need—despite what Big Media tells us.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609801885
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 737,584
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

PROJECT CENSORED, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States. In 2008, Project Censored received the PEN/Oakland Literary Censorship Award for the publication of Censored 2009. For more information, visit www.projectcensored.org.
PETER PHILLIPS, director emeritus of Project Censored and president of the Media Freedom Foundation, is an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his op-ed pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy. He is also the winner of the 2009 Dallas Smythe Award, presented by the Union for Democratic Communication.
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Table of Contents

Preface 11
Acknowledgments 15
Introduction 25
Chapter 1 The Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1999 27
1 Multinational Corporations Profit from International Brutality 28
2 Pharmaceutical Companies Put Profits before Need 31
3 Financially Bloated American Cancer Society Fails to Prevent Cancer 32
4 American Sweatshops Sew U.S. Military Uniforms 35
5 Turkey Destroys Kurdish Villages with U.S. Weapons 37
6 NATO Defends Private Economic Interests in the Balkans 40
7 U.S. Media Reduces Foreign Coverage 44
8 Planned Weapons in Space Violate International Treaty 46
9 Louisiana Promotes Toxic Racism 51
10 The U.S. and NATO Deliberately Started the War with Yugoslavia 52
11 America's Largest Nuclear Test Exposed Thousands 57
12 Evidence Indicates No Pre-war Genocide in Kosovo and Possible U.S./KLA Plot to Create Disinformation 58
13 U.S. Agency Seeks to Export Weapons Grade Plutonium to Russian Organization Linked to Organized Crime 63
14 U.S. Media Ignores Humanitarian Aspects of Famine in Korea 64
15 Early Puberty Onset for Girls May be Linked to Chemicals in the Environment and Increases in Breast Cancer 67
16 Media Distorts Debate on Affirmative Action 70
17 World Bank's Resettlement Program Displaces Millions 73
18 California Convicts and Punishes Teenagers as Adults 75
19 Bacterium in Cow's Milk May Cause Crohn's Disease 77
20 IMF and World Bank Contributed to Economic Tensions in the Balkans 80
21 The Vatican's U.N. Status Challenged 84
22 U.S. and Germany Trained and Developed the KLA 86
23 International Conference Sets World Agenda for Peace 92
24 U.S. Nuclear Weapons Controlled by Unstable Personnel 95
25 U.S. Military Trains Solders to Kill and Eat Tame Animals 97
Project Censored Honorable Mentions for 1999 103
Chapter 2 Censored Deja Vu: What Happened to Last Year's Most Censored Stories 119
Chapter 3 News Abuse of 1999 157
Chapter 4 Is the Press Really Free? 165
Who is Killing the Press? 165
Objectivity and the Limits of Press Freedom 171
Is the Press Really Free in the 21st Century? 176
What Free Press? 183
Chapter 5 Oligopoly: The Big Media Game has Fewer and Fewer Players 187
Chapter 6 The Media and their Atrocities 199
Chapter 7 The Media Battle of Seattle 211
Chapter 8 Information Equity for the 21st Century 221
Chapter 9 Media Accountability: News Councils and Ombudsmen 229
Chapter 10 The Battle for Free Speech Radio 235
Chapter 11 Falun Gong: Demonized in China, Downplayed in America 253
Appendix A Most Censored News Stories for 1999 Publication Source List 265
Appendix B Media Activist Resource Guide 271
Appendix C Top 5 Censored Reprints 295
About the Editor 340
Project Censored Mission Statement 340
Index 341
Postscript: How to Nominate a Censored Story 352
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