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What Would You Like to See OpEdNews Pay More Attention to in 2011?

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What Would You Like to See OpEdNews Pay More Attention to in 2011?

    




Every year Project Censored, an organization dedicated to telling the public about "News That Didn't Make the News and Why" puts together a Top 25 list of censored stories. This year some of those stories explore prison conditions at Guantanamo, the wars in the Middle East, corporate welfare for military contractors, the secret war in Pakistan, capitalism wreaking havoc on Africa, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) operating secret detentions and courts, etc.

Media that sees itself as part of the press (like OpEdNews does) has a duty to ensure that key stories are getting coverage when they are not. That's especially true for independent or progressive media, which has an obligation to pick up the slack when corporate media chooses to let something go unreported or under-reported. OpEdNews cannot promise to cover everything to the extent that topics or issues deserve but it can commit to not letting stories with wide implications fall through the memory hole.

As OpEdNews heads into the new year, OpEdNews would like to know what its members would like to see writers pay more attention to in the new year. What do you find important that has not been written about enough this year and should be followed more closely in 2011?

Here are some topics that OpEdNews might not have covered as well as it could have this year. Vote for the one that you think you would like to see OpEdNews cover more of in the new year. If none appeal to you, make your own suggestion in the comments section and don't vote. You can write "I didn't vote..." in the subject line of your comment.

Thanks for participating in the poll and onward to 2011.

Transparency: whistleblowing, open government, wikileaks, investigative journalism
America's Six Wars (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Yemen, Horn of Africa)
Corporate Power & the Problems of Corporate Personhood
Education Reform (privatization of education, Charter Schools, rethinking schools, etc)
Electoral Reform (ballot access, IRV, fusion voting, campaign finance reform, etc)
Environmentalissues, Disasters & Global Warming, Energy, Sustainability
Human Rights and Social Justice
Labor & Unions
Media; Mainstream, alternative
Resistance (activism, organizing, protest, etc.)
Tech issues-- net neutrality, product safety, emerging technologies
The New Normal (prisons, torture, indefinite detention, secrecy, wiretapping, etc)
Third Parties in America
localization vs. globalization

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Kevin Gosztola is a writer and curator of Firedoglake's blog The Dissenter, a blog covering civil liberties in the age of technology. He is an editor for OpEdNews.com and a former intern and videographer for The Nation Magazine.And, he's the (more...)
 
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