September 27, 2013
It’s Banned Books Week, a week to celebrate our freedom to read and remember the ceaseless presence of censorship in the US.
An official sponsor of Banned Books Week, Project Censored is releasing their next compilation of the year’s top censored stories. Censored 2014, being published on October 1st, 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.
Project Censored, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen at Sonoma State University, has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights, including freedom of information. In 2008, Project Censored received the PEN/Oakland Literary Censorship Award.