SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
University Affairs Office
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
September 9, 2004
Contact: Peter Phillips, Project Censored, (707) 664-2500
Project Censored Unveils Top 25 Underreported Stories in 2005 EditionProject 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 Censored 2005 Top 25 Censored Stories reveal critical issues facing the American public this election year, such as the conflict of interest existing between the largest suppliers of electronic voting machines in the U.S. and key leaders of the Republican Party; wealth inequality and how it threatens economies and democracy; censored 911 litigation, high levels of uranium contamination in troops and civilians; new taxpayer-supported nuke plants for private profit; censored science; reinstatement of the draft, Cheney's Energy Task Force, the destabilization of Haiti, and other stories focusing on US politics, economics, foreign policy, food and health, the environment, energy, domestic policy, and the military.
For a complete list of the nominated stories visit www.projectcensored.org/publications/2005/index.html.
Project Censored will celebrate the release of Censored 2005 at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at King Middle School, 1781 Rose Street in Berkeley. The event highlights this year's censored news and honors the investigative reporters who brought them forward — including Amy Goodman, Greg Palast, Dennis Bernstein, Michele Chossudovsky, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and many more.
Catherine Austin Fitts, founder and president of Solari and whistleblowing former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will keynote the event.
The provocatively informative evening includes awards and a reception with authors, journalists, publishers, and Project Censored judges - Michael Parenti, Liane Castin, Norman Solomon, Robin Andersen, Project founder Carl Jensen, as well as video art performance, live music, booksigning, light hors d'oeuvres, and a no-host wine bar.
This event will be televised by Link TV and is co-sponsored by Media Alliance, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and KPFA's Flashpoints. Admission is $15/sliding scale at the door. For further information, contact Project Censored at (707) 664-2500 or www.projectcensored.org.
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