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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 2005: The 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609801915
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

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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

Another "hysteric" librarian for freedom 9
Introduction : all the news that doesn't fit their print 31
How Project Censored stories are selected 35
Ch. 1 The top censored stories of 2003 and 2004 37
1 Wealth inequality in twenty-first century threatens economy and democracy 40
2 Ashcroft vs. the human rights law that holds corporations accountable 43
3 Bush administration manipulates science and censors scientists 45
4 High uranium levels found in troops and civilians 48
5 The wholesale giveaway of our natural resources 54
6 The sale of electoral politics 57
7 Conservative organization drives judicial appointments 61
8 Secrets of Cheney's energy task force come to light 63
9 Widow brings RICO case against U.S. government for 9/11 66
10 New nuke plants : taxpayers support, industry profits 70
11 The media can legally lie 73
12 The destabilization of Haiti 76
13 Schwarzenegger met with Enron's Ken Lay years before the California recall 80
14 New bill threatens intellectual freedom in area studies 84
15 U.S. develops lethal new bioweapon viruses 86
16 Law enforcement agencies spy on innocent citizens 87
17 U.S. government represses labor unions in Iraq in quest for business privatization 91
18 Media and government ignore dwindling oil supplies 95
19 Global food cartel fast becoming the world's supermarket 98
20 Extreme weather prompts new warning from U.N. 100
21 Forcing a world market for GMOs 101
22 Exporting censorship to Iraq 104
23 Brazil holds back in FTAA talks, but provides little comfort for the poor of South America 108
24 Reinstating the draft 110
25 Wal-mart brings inequity and low prices to the world 115
Censored 2005 runners-up 118
Ch. 2 Censored Deja Vu : a review and update on important censored stories from prior years
Ch. 3 Junk food news and news abuse 169
Ch. 4 The big media giants 177
Lifestyles of the rich and oligopolistic 189
Ch. 5 Media democracy in action 199
Ch. 6 Challenging the new American censorship 215
Ch. 7 The best of PR watch : spins of the year 233
Ch. 8 FAIR's fourth annual "Fear & favor" report - 2003 247
Ch. 9 Index on censorship : annual report 261
Ch. 10 Haiti : the untold story 273
Ch. 11 U.S. media coverage of Israel and Palestine : choosing sides 285
Ch. 12 Death of a nation : conservative talk radio's immigration & race "curriculum" 301
Ch. 13 A project censored investigative report : newspaper fraud victims are diverse 313
Ch. 14 Corporate media neglects anti-globalization movements 325
Ch. 15 The media reform movement and global media concentration 335
Media reform, the FCC, and the rising opposition to more consolidation 342
App Censored 2004 resource guide : sources of the top 25 censored stories 353
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2004

    If you want to start thinking...

    I highly recommend this book if you are interested in critically thinking about our nation and the world. The stories in here tell what's really going on - it will challenge your belief in the status quo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2004

    Excellent coverage of downtrodden stories

    This book is excellent! It is written by a group of students and professors from a University, so it is easy to understand for most. The Format is very intuitive and some of the news entries presented are astounding!

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