Posts tagged “Censored 2013”

  • World Refugee Day

    June 20, 2013

    Today is World Refugee Day, a day meant to bring awareness to the roughly 15 million refugees and 45 million forcibly displaced people currently worldwide. These figures are the highest since 1994. The Syrian crisis is a significant contributor to the escalating numbers, with Syria the fifth highest source of refugees in 2012. The U.N. estimates that 3.5 million people will have fled Syria by the end of 2013. Four-year-old Shahad, a Syrian refugee now living in Lebanon, has become the U.N.’s face of Word Refugee Day.

    Shahad

    In September 2012, a bomb destroyed Shahad’s home in the city of Hama and two of her siblings were killed. Her family fled to Lebanon where they now live in a half-constructed building shared by 650 other refugees.

    Shahad’s father worries for his daughter, saying “She has seen fighter planes, artillery, missiles. There is nothing she has not seen.”

    Children under the age of 18 make up approximately 46% of the world’s refugees–a conservative estimate when considering new births that go unrecorded.

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  • Mickey Huff in Denver

    April 4, 2013

    Mickey Huff of Project Censored and Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-12 will be at Tattered Cover LoDo on Huff_Mickey_by_Meg_Huff_BW_72dpiThursday, April 4th at 7:30pm for a reading, discussion, and signing of the newest installment in the  Censored series.

    Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group—founded at Sonoma State University by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff—has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of corporate media bias and self-censorship.

    Join Mickey Huff in this important discussion of the news stories you should have heard, but didn’t. For more information, visit the Tattered Cover website.

    Mickey Huff: Censored 2013 Discussion
    Thursday, April 4th @ 7:30pm
    Tattered Cover LoDo
    1682 16th Street
    Denver, CO

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  • The Project Censored Show returns to KPFA

    February 28, 2013

    Tune in tomorrow to KPFA Morning Mix: The Project Censored Show on Pacifica Radio to hear Andy Roth and Peter Phillips in studio at 8:00am Pacific time.

    Tomorrow’s show will feature an interview with Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism. The show will also include Professot Robert Reich’s speech “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?—An Economics for the 99%” given in Santa Rosa last Monday. They will wrap up the show with an interview with Garry Wills, noted historian, about his newest book Why Priests?

    Don’t miss this segment and all it has to offer. For more of the stories the media ignored, check out Censored 2013.

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  • Mickey Huff in Denver

    February 28, 2013

    Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored and editor and contributor to four editions of the Censored series, will appear at Tattered Cover LoDo in Denver on Thursday, April 4th at 7.30 pm for a reading, discussion, and signing of Censored 2013.

    Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group—founded at Sonoma State University by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff—has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of corporate media bias and self-censorship.

    “In another home run for Project Censored, Censored 2013 shows how the American public  has been bamboozled, snookered, and dumbed down by the corporate media. It is chock-full  of ‘ah-ah’ moments where we understand just how we’ve been fleeced by banksters,  stripped of our civil liberties, and blindly led down a path of never-ending war.” —MEDEA BENJAMIN, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK, and author of Drone Warfare

    “Project Censored brings to light some of the most important stories of the year that you never saw or heard about.

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  • Drones, Assassination, and Target Killings: Think you know?

    February 11, 2013

    “Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.”  — Simone Weil
    Censored 2013 features Andy Lee Roth’s chapter on corporate media coverage of US drone policy and targeted killings (Chapter 12, “Framing Al-Awlaki: How Government Officials and Corporate Media Legitimized a Targeted Killing”), a report in Chapter 4, “Media Democracy in Action,” by Chris Woods of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism on its pathbreaking coverage of US drone casualties, and an update by Mike Kolbe on President Obama’s international assassination campaign, in Chapter 2, “Deja Vu: What Happened to Previous Censored Stories?”
    As timely as ever, pick up a copy of Censored 2013 today, and learn all about the stories you should have heard, but never did.

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  • Which stories did the media ignore this year? Project Censored on Al Jazeera

    January 7, 2013

    Inside Story on Al Jazeera English invited Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored, and Greg Mitchell, media analyst for The Nationto discuss the most under-reported and misrepresented stories in the media. From climate change to the Fukushima nuclear disaster to the emerging police state, these serious issues have major impacts on Americans’ daily lives, yet get little to no coverage. 

    There are stories that have enormous consequences on the lives of Americans but are regularly under-reported or misrepresented by the mainstream media. Project Censored, the US media watchdog group, has released their annual report examining the shortcomings of reporting in 2012.

    Check out the entire interview on Al Jazeera English.

    For the last thirty-seven years, Project Censored has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories as well as the book Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but are barely or rarely mentioned because of media bias and self-censorship.

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  • Book release of Censored 2013 in Santa Rosa on December 1st

    December 1, 2012

    Project Censored presents the release of Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-12 on December 1 at 7 P.M. at the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics, 99 6th Street, in Santa Rosa, CA.  Join Mickey Huff and Project Censored for a look at the top censored stories of the past year.

    “Project Censored brings to light some of the most important stories of the year that you never saw or heard about. This is your chance to find out what got buried.”—DIANE RAVITCH, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System

    Censored is a refreshing open mic for news stories that have been left in the shadows by the cowardly corporate media and its obsession with banalities.”—JOEL MAGNUSON, author of Mindful Economics

    “Project Censored remains a beacon for raising awareness of meaningful news . . . ”—JAMES F.

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  • Project Censored celebrates the launch of Censored 2013

    November 15, 2012

    Contributors to the latest volume of Project Censored’s annual publication of the top 25 underreported news stories, Censored 2013: Dispatches From the Media Revolution celebrated the launch at Moe’s Books in Berkeley on Saturday, November 3rd.

    At the launch party were Censored 2013 editors/contributors Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff;  contributors Tara Dorabji on Kashmir; Angel Ryono on Iraqi refugees, Victoria Pacchiana-Rojas on Banned Books Week; Kenn Burrows on the Creative Tension of the Emerging Future; PC intern Mike Kolbe on Junk Food News; Almerindo Ojeda on dry boarding and GuantanamoSpeak; Susan Rahman and Liliana Valdez-Madera on women/gender and race/ethnicity; Adam Bessie on corportization of education, Anthony Fest and Arlene Engelhardt from KPFA/Pacifica radio and Media Freedom Foundation President Peter Phillips.

    Photo by Tara Dorabji.

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  • Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution is ON SALE TODAY

    November 6, 2012

    From signs of an emerging police state, to NATO war crimes in Libya, and the dangers US women soldiers face everyday, the 2013 edition of Censored: Dispatches from the Media Revolution reports the News That Didn’t Make the News and analyzes Why.  Censored 2013 features Project Censored’s annual list of the top 25 underreported news stories for 2011-2012.  

    The book’s additional chapters include original analysis on drones and targeted killing, “GuatánamoSpeak,” the democracy movement in Kashmir, corporate education “reform,” the status of Iraqi refugees, the 1970 Kent State massacre, and the global network of the ruling 1%.  Each chapter deconstructs the official narratives and propagandized news frames featured in corporate news coverage and this volume includes the latest on Junk Food News and News Abuse and updates from last year’s top censored stories.

    A celebration of the book’s publication will take place at the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics (99 6th Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401) on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

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  • Project Censored book release party on Saturday November 3rd at Moe’s Books in Berkeley

    November 3, 2012

    Project Censored book release party on Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30PM at Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Join Project Censored and contributors to the 2013 edition of Censored: Dispatches from the Media Revolution in celebrating the new book’s publication.  The event is free and open to the public.

    From signs of an emerging police state, to NATO war crimes in Libya, and education “reform” as a Trojan horse for privatization, Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution features Project Censored’s annual list of the top 25 underreported news stories for 2011-2012, and it analyzes underlying patterns in those stories in the form of Censored News Clusters.

    Censored 2013 acclaims the importance of independent journalism for democratic self-government, and it holds to account the corporate media for their failure to provide the public with complete, relevant news coverage.

    The book’s additional chapters include original analysis on drones and targeted killing, “GuatánamoSpeak,” the democracy movement in Kashmir, corporate education “reform,” the status of Iraqi refugees, the 1970 Kent State massacre, and the global network of the ruling 1%.

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