Censored 1996: The News That Didn't Make The News -- And Why covers the important stories you won't find in your newspaper or on the evening news. Cited in past years as a tip sheet for television expose shows, Censored 1996 is investigative journalism at work. Readers will learn how telecommunications deregulation is closing up America's "marketplace of ideas", why the budget doesn't have to be balanced on the backs of th poor, how child labor in the U. S. is worse today than during the 1930s, the truth about the privatization of the Internet, the billions that are being spent to add bang to nukes, Newt Gingrich's radical plan to gut the FDA, Russia's policy of injecting nuclear waste into the earth, the annual cost of medical fraud, the ozone-killing pesticide the U. S. chemical industry is fighting for, what the effect of NAFTA has really been so far. In addition to the top 25 censored stories, Censored 1996 features censored stories from past years that have since received mainstream media coverage, what the oceans of ink for "junk food news" covered at the expense of real news, an eclectic chronology of censorship since 605 B. C. , top censored books of the year, a censored resource guide of alternative media and organizations active in censorship issues, publishing outlets for the underexposed, and unexpurgated reprints of the Top Ten censored stories. Censored 1996 is an amazing eye-opener for those interested in journalism, political science, and the media. Highly recommended! -- Midwest Book Review
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About the Author
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 www.projectcensored.org.
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.