Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007

Each year, Project Censored compiles an annual list of 25 socially significant news stories of social significance said to have been missed, underreported or self-censored by mainstream press in the US. Here are some of this year’s picks:

#1 Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media
#2 Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
#3 Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger
#4 Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US
#5 High-Tech Genocide in Congo
#6 Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy
# 7 US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq
#8 Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act
#9 The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall
#10 Expanded Air War in Iraq Kills More Civilians
#11 Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed

Here’s the complete list, and here’s detail on each.

[via BoingBoing]

UPDATE: Seth Finkelstein notes in the comments that the controversy over Cox Communications denying customers access to Craigslist was debunked as merely a firewall issue. More details here and here.

1 comment

  1. “In February 2006, Cox Communications denied customers access to the Craig’s List website. Though Cox claims that it was simply a security error, it was discovered that Cox ran a classified service that competes with Craig’s List.”

    Owwww ….

    This has long, long, been debunked.

    It *was* a firewall problem. Everyone involved now grants it. Even Craig.

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