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Project Censored and Media Freedom Foundation hosted the celebration in recognition of the release of the CENSORED 2010 YEARBOOK. The book is the latest in a series of anthology works begun in 1994, and the continuation of thirty-four years spent documenting censorship in the news media by researchers at California's Sonoma State University, where some 200 students and faculty compile Project Censored's annual list of "the most important censored news stories of the year." The assemblage of the Censored 2010 yearbook included research from sources at nine additioanl college and universities through out the United States.
At the event, life-time achievement awards for Media Freedom were given to Michael Parenti, the SF Bay Guardian's Bruce Brugmann, and to Dennis Bernstein, Miguel Molina and Nora Borrows-Friedman, the production team of the Berkeley, California based KPFA radio program "Flashpoints." The award recipients, along with co-editors of the new Censored 2010 Yearbook and a number of authors and Project Censored organizers, were on hand to speak at the event. Michael-David Vineyards, the Petaluma-based Lagunitas Brewing (brewers of the 8.7% alcohol content "Hairy Eyeball" and the whopping 9.7% "Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale) and Oliver's Market provided food and drink for the evening.
For those who couldn't make it to the event, the Censored 2010 Yearbook is available now, with all twenty-five of the stories that researchers found to be most censored. Titles of pieces include: "US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s"; "Obama's Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past"; "Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate"; "Mysterious Death of Mike Connell-Karl Rove's Election Thief"; "World Bank's Carbon Trade Fiasco"; "Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud"; and "Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon."
If you're planning to purchase the book anyway, tax deductible donations to the non-profit Project Censored are also accepted online, and those who "make a generous tax-deductible donation of $100 or more [will] get a copy autographed by the editors in appreciation." SEE ALSO: www.projectcensored.org
Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.
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