Posts tagged “Banned Books Week”
October 1, 2013
How did you celebrate Banned Books Week last week?
Unfortunately, media and literary censorship is an issue facing US citizens every week of the year. Project Censored has been fighting since 1976 to bring attention to news stories that have been ignored or under-reported in the mainstream media.
TODAY is the release of Project Censored’s Censored 2014, featuring the annual list of the top 25 under-reported news stories.
Each year, over 200 faculty members, students, and community experts review hundreds of story submissions for coverage, content, reliability of sources, and national significance. The top twenty-five stories are submitted to a panel of judges who then rank them in order of importance. Current and former judges include Michael Parenti, Cynthia McKinney, Howard Zinn, and Noam Chomsky. The twenty-five stories in this year’s edition are clustered by topic in order to provide greater context, with the first and most important topic focusing on past and present whistle blowers and their role in keeping the public informed.
Tags: Banned Books Week, Barbara Jones, Bradley Manning, censored 2014, Freedom to Read Foundation, Lane Tech, Office for Intellectual Freedom, On the Perks of Being a Wallflower, project censored, Project Censored Show
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.Check out the Project Censored Radio Show on Banned Books Week co-hosted by Mickey Huff and Dr. Peter Phillips. Mickey and Peter speak with Barbara Jones, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation of the American Library Association and with Michael O’Neil of the National Coalition Against Censorship.The Project Censored Show airs weekly on KPFA in Berkeley (Fridays at 8 A.M.), and on WBAI in NYC.
September 28, 2012
Banned Books Week is September 30-October 6. Celebrate by reading a banned book or attending an event. Project Censored, an official sponsor of Banned Books Week, is dedicating tomorrow’s radio show on KPFA to talking about the importance of the right to read.
On the next Project Censored Show on KPFA, Pacifica Radio, Join Mickey Huff with Peter Phillips as they showcase Banned Books Week, the Right to Read, and Freedom of Information and the Press. Guests for the hour include Barbara Jones of the American Library Association, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom; author Tony Diaz, creator of Libro Traficante; Joan Bertin, the Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship; and Acacia O’Connor, Coordinator of the Kid’s Right to Read Project, a joint effort of NCAC and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. Please tune in for an action packed hour fighting censorship in its many guises at http://kpfa.org/ 94.1 FM Berkeley, CA, 8 A.M.