Project Censored is a non-profit, sociological project of an
investigative nature within the Sonoma State University Foundation in
the US state of California, which specializes in covering the top news
stories which were either ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media
each year.

Project Censored was founded in 1976 by Dr. Carl Jensen, Emeritus
Professor on Communications Studies at the Sonoma State University. He
retired in 1996 and since then the project has been directed by Dr.
Peter Phillips, a Sociology professor at the same university.

According to Granma news daily, hundreds of stories are sent annually
to Project Censored. These stories are revised by students and
professors who, depending on their importance, include them in an
annual trade paperback review of the "Top 25 Censored Stories of the

On this occasion, one of the cases that caught the attention of Project
Censored was that of Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando
Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez, internationally known as
the Cuban Five, who were detained in 1998 for having infiltrating
right-wing anti-Cuba organization based in Florida, which have
organized numerous terrorist actions against the island over the last
45 years causing death and huge material damage.

A chapter written by Jeffrey Huling, a student at Sonoma, and entitled
"Prejudice of corporative media in the case of the Cuban Five" has been
included in the 2008 edition of the book.

"While I was studying the case, I felt deeply frustrated by witnessing
the weakness of justice in front of political corruption," he said.

Project Censored 2008 is translated into several languages including
Spanish, Italian and Arab. In the United States, nearly 20,000 copies
are published every year. The website of Project Censored
( receives from 25.000 to 30.000 visits per day.

Cuban Agency News
La Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) es una división de la Agencia de Información Nacional (AIN) de Cuba fundada el 21 de mayo de 1974.

Cuban News Agency