SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
University Affairs Office
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
April 11, 2001 File #091
Contact: Peter Phillips, Director of Project Censored, 664-2500
Project Censored Announces Top Ten Censored Stories for 2000
Project Censored, the nationally-known media studies program at Sonoma State University,
has released its list of the most important news stories neglected by the corporate media
last year. The Project compiles a yearly list of the top most-censored news stories and
is now celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Full-text summaries of the most neglected news stories, and updates from authors, may be downloaded for publication if giving full credit to the sources and to Project Censored.
They are available at www.projectcensored.org/intro.htm. A description of how the stories are selected and of the judges working on the project is also included.
Below are the top 10 of the 25 most-censored stories for 2000:
1. World Bank and Multinational Corporations Seek
to Privatize Water.
2. OSHA Fails to Protect U.S. Workers.
3. U.S. Army’s Psychological Operations Personnel Worked at CNN.
4. Did the U.S. Deliberately Bomb the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade?
5. U.S. Taxpayers Underwrite Global Nuclear Power Plant Sales.
6. International Report Blames U.S. and Others for Genocide in Rwanda.
7. Independent Study Points to Dangers of Genetically-Altered Foods.
8. Drug Companies Influence Doctors and Health Organizations to Push Meds.
9. EPA Plans to Disburse Toxic/Radioactive Wastes into Denver’s Sewage System.
10. Silicon Valley Uses Immigrant Engineers to Keep Salaries Low.
Censored 2001, features the 25 top most-censored stories for 2000, and follow-ups of the stories from 1999. This year's book also includes a listing of the top ten stories since 1976, and a full historical review of its Junk Food News stories.
In honor of its 25th Anniversary, Project Censored is hosting the Press Freedom Conference & Alternative News Media Exposition, April 27-29 at San Francisco State University. Program information about this event is available on the Project Censored web site.
For more information: