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  • Project Censored Filmmakers Host 3 Screenings

    February 23, 2014

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    Sunday, February 23: 7:00-9:00pm
    Chaplin Theatre at Raleigh Studios
    5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038

    Monday, February 24: 7:00-9:00pm
    Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
    170 E. 6th Street, Pomona College, Claremont 91711

    Tuesday, February 25: 6:00-7:30pm
    Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
    University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110

    Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group–a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded 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 media bias and self-censorship.

    Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News takes an in-depth look at what is wrong with today’s US news media and highlights the work of media democracy organization Project Censored and its 37-year mission to promote media literacy education as an antidote to top-down, managed news propaganda and censorship. 

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  • Censored 2014: “brutal yet essential reading”

    October 8, 2013

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    Publisher’s Weekly recently reviewed Censored 2014: Fearful Speech in Fateful Times, noting that although these stories are hard to read, and even harder to believe, they are a must.

    “This book is evident of Project Censored’s profoundly important work in educating readers on current events and the skills needed to be a critical thinker.” 

    Read the full review here.

    For almost forty years, Project Censored has has worked round-the-clock for the advocacy and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States. Censored 2014 includes stories that you didn’t hear about, but should have, including the rise of anti-government groups in the US; human rights violations at home and abroad; environmental threats, including fracking; and maybe most importantly, “Junk Food News” and the media’s tendency towards misinformation, deception, and propaganda.

    For more information, buy your copy of Censored 2014: Fearful Speech in Fateful Times, or visit www.projectcensored.org.

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  • Censored 2014 is on sale TODAY! Want to know the most underreported news stories of 2012-13?

    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.

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  • Project Censored Co-Sponsoring Banned Books Week

    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 storiesCensored 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.  

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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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  • Oliver Stone Speaks! on Feb 21st in Oakland, CA, sponsored by Project Censored

    February 21, 2013

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    The Untold History of the United States! Project Censored and KPFA  present Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick in conversation with historic whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.  Don’t miss this one night only event at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA. Thursday, February 21, 7 P.M. only $10 at the door or buy tickets online at http://www.renaissancerialto.com.  This event will screen the 3rd episode, “The Bomb,” of the 10 part Showtime series Untold History of the United States followed by a discussion with Stone and Kuznick led by Daniel Ellsberg. Screening, conversation, Q&A, book signing…don’t miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY event! This is a benefit for Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation and KPFA Free Speech Radio. Hosted by professors Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored. Challenge official narratives. Expose censored interpretations of the past. Invite dialogue. Spread the word. We hope to see you there!  This event will also be streamed live online and archived at NoLiesRadio.org.

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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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