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Censored 2000 : the year's top 25 censored stories
Phillips, Peter, 1947-
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First edition.
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New York : Seven Stories ; London : Turnaround, [2000]

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351 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Includes index.
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A new edition of this annual collection of the year's 25 top censored or under-reported stories which provides detailed reporting on the important news stories that you won't find on the television or in the press. Includes a special introduction by Mumia Abu-Jamal, the award winning journalist who has been on death row in Pennsylvania for the last 18 years.

Author Notes

PROJECT CENSORED, founded in 1976 by Carl Jensen, 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
PETER PHILLIPS, director emeritus of Project Censored and president of the Media Freedom Foundation, is an associate 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. He is also the winner of the 2009 Dallas Smythe Award, presented by the Union for Democratic Communication.

Table of Contents

Mumia Abu-JamalCorrie Robb and Melissa Bonham and Bonnie Faulkner and Corey Hale and Willow Lyons and Paul Stutrud and Katie Sims and Victoria Calkins and Project CensoredCorey HaleRobin AndersenJustin LewisJanine JacksonCarl JensenRobert W. McChesneyMichael ParentiNorman SolomonNancy KranichCharles L. KlotzerDennis BernsteinDanny Schechter
Prefacep. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 15
Introductionp. 25
Chapter 1 The Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1999p. 27
1 Multinational Corporations Profit from International Brutalityp. 28
2 Pharmaceutical Companies Put Profits before Needp. 31
3 Financially Bloated American Cancer Society Fails to Prevent Cancerp. 32
4 American Sweatshops Sew U.S. Military Uniformsp. 35
5 Turkey Destroys Kurdish Villages with U.S. Weaponsp. 37
6 NATO Defends Private Economic Interests in the Balkansp. 40
7 U.S. Media Reduces Foreign Coveragep. 44
8 Planned Weapons in Space Violate International Treatyp. 46
9 Louisiana Promotes Toxic Racismp. 51
10 The U.S. and NATO Deliberately Started the War with Yugoslaviap. 52
11 America's Largest Nuclear Test Exposed Thousandsp. 57
12 Evidence Indicates No Pre-war Genocide in Kosovo and Possible U.S./KLA Plot to Create Disinformationp. 58
13 U.S. Agency Seeks to Export Weapons Grade Plutonium to Russian Organization Linked to Organized Crimep. 63
14 U.S. Media Ignores Humanitarian Aspects of Famine in Koreap. 64
15 Early Puberty Onset for Girls May be Linked to Chemicals in the Environment and Increases in Breast Cancerp. 67
16 Media Distorts Debate on Affirmative Actionp. 70
17 World Bank's Resettlement Program Displaces Millionsp. 73
18 California Convicts and Punishes Teenagers as Adultsp. 75
19 Bacterium in Cow's Milk May Cause Crohn's Diseasep. 77
20 IMF and World Bank Contributed to Economic Tensions in the Balkansp. 80
21 The Vatican's U.N. Status Challengedp. 84
22 U.S. and Germany Trained and Developed the KLAp. 86
23 International Conference Sets World Agenda for Peacep. 92
24 U.S. Nuclear Weapons Controlled by Unstable Personnelp. 95
25 U.S. Military Trains Solders to Kill and Eat Tame Animalsp. 97
Project Censored Honorable Mentions for 1999p. 103
Chapter 2 Censored Deja Vu: What Happened to Last Year's Most Censored Storiesp. 119
Chapter 3 News Abuse of 1999p. 157
Chapter 4 Is the Press Really Free?p. 165
Who is Killing the Press?p. 165
Objectivity and the Limits of Press Freedomp. 171
Is the Press Really Free in the 21st Century?p. 176
What Free Press?p. 183
Chapter 5 Oligopoly: The Big Media Game has Fewer and Fewer Playersp. 187
Chapter 6 The Media and their Atrocitiesp. 199
Chapter 7 The Media Battle of Seattlep. 211
Chapter 8 Information Equity for the 21st Centuryp. 221
Chapter 9 Media Accountability: News Councils and Ombudsmenp. 229
Chapter 10 The Battle for Free Speech Radiop. 235
Chapter 11 Falun Gong: Demonized in China, Downplayed in Americap. 253
Appendix A Most Censored News Stories for 1999 Publication Source Listp. 265
Appendix B Media Activist Resource Guidep. 271
Appendix C Top 5 Censored Reprintsp. 295
About the Editorp. 340
Project Censored Mission Statementp. 340
Indexp. 341
Postscript: How to Nominate a Censored Storyp. 352