Campus: Sonoma State University -- September 16, 2005

Project Censored Releases List of Top 25 Under-Reported Stories of 2005

Project Censored at Sonoma State University has released its annual list of the 25 most important under-reported stories of 2004-05.

Summaries of the stories are located at

Headlines from the top ten stories are:

  1. Bush Administration Moves to Eliminate Open Government
  2. Media Coverage Fails on Iraq: Fallujah and the Civilian Deathtoll
  3. Another Year of Distorted Election Coverage
  4. Surveillance Society Quietly Moves In
  5. U.S. Uses Tsunami to Military Advantage in Southeast Asia
  6. The Real Oil for Food Scam
  7. Journalists Face Unprecedented Dangers to Life and Livelihood
  8. Iraqi Farmers Threatened By Bremer's Mandates
  9. Iran's New Oil Trade System Challenges U.S. Currency
  10. Mountaintop Removal Threatens Ecosystem and Economy
Project Censored is a media research group which tracks the news published in independent journals and newsletters. From these, Project Censored compiles an annual list of 25 news stories of social significance "that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country's major national news media."

Between 700 and 1000 stories are submitted to Project Censored each year from journalists, scholars, librarians, and concerned citizens around the world. With the help of more than 200 Sonoma State University faculty, students, and community members, Project Censored reviews the story submissions for coverage, content, reliability of sources and national significance. The university community selects 25 stories to submit to the Project Censored panel of judges who then rank them in order of importance.

For further information, contact Peter Phillips, Director of Project Censored, (707) 664-2500.

Media Contact: Jean Wasp, Media Relations Coordinator, (707) 664-2057

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