Happy 2010 everyone!
I thought I’d close out 2009 and start 2010 with a tribute to Project Censored, an organization dedicated to highlighting underreported stories every day. Each December Project Censored compiles a list of the most censored stories of the past year. And although I don’t pull our PPOV stories from this site, I thought it would be fitting to start the year with a review of their list for 2009:
Overwhelmingly, the Project Censored stories are about the finance industry. It seems 2009 is the year when major news outlets finally caught up with a lot of people in questioning the underpinnings our of our financial structure. And it took a depression to get their attention. Project censored stories reveal that coverage is still woefully inadequate.
For me, the most underreported story of 2009 is the continued degradation of our environment — and by extension our health. Degradation through pollution, agribusiness, logging, development, exploitation, waste, and disrespect. Mismanagement of the earth’s resources have serious political and cultural consequences, which the media continually ignores.
Fellow Planeteers — what, in your opinion, is the most underreported news of 2009?