Censored 2011: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009–2010
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  • Paperback
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  • October 2010
  • 9781583229200

Censored 2011: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009–2010

Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, and Project Censored

Each year, as it has for the past quarter century, Project Censored comes up with its list of the top twenty-five censored stories—the major news stories that were ignored or underreported by a mainstream press too busy covering the latest junk food news story. Stories are presented in depth, and the original reporter(s) are given the opportunity to provide updates and comments on how their stories came about.

Additionally, the project commissions articles on the hot-button issues of the year having to do with censorship, alternative media, international news, and other relevant topics.

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"The collaborative work of Mickey Huff, Peter Phillips and Project Censored, Censored 2011 is for any library strong in politics, media studies and social issues: it presents the most censored stories of 2009 and 2010, from global plans to replace the dollar as the world's reserve currency to junk food news scandals and patterns of high crime in American government. No social issues collection should be without this eye-opening survey!" —California Bookwatch

"As the annual voice of the Media Freedom Foundation, this volume does an excellent job of not just presenting stories hidden from general view, but also offering extensive legitimisers in terms of sourcing, credits, updates and followups. The book also serves as a manual for those who seek further involvement in the project's truthseeking efforts giving readers access to committee members, supporting universities, submission guidelines, judge info and more. Beyond the stories they surface, the openness of the organization and the nobility of their mission, is perhaps the best insurance we have against the multivariate limitations at play in the mainstream (corporate) media." —Blogs on Books

"Mickey Huff, Project Censored's current director, says the project remains relevant—perhaps more so these days—as a goad to the media … 'In the US, corporate media help create an excited delirium of knowinglessness on a hyperreal landscape where the end result is a confused and alienated public—from FOX to CNN, and across the AM radio dial, we increasingly have vitriol not virtue, gossip not fact, surface not substance.' That's an assertion that shouldn't be censored." —Christian Science Monitor

About Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, and Project Censored

PETER PHILLIPS, former director of Project Censored, is 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.

MICKEY HUFF is the new Director of Project Censored and sits on the Board of Directors of the Media Freedom Foundation (MFF), which oversees Project Censored. He works closely with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips through MFF and helps coordinate the new Project Censored International College and Affiliates Program. He posts at the Project Censored blog, and is an associate professor of history at Diablo Valley College, as well as a musician and composer for over 20 years. He lives with his family just outside Berkeley, CA.

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 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.

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