COHA Research Fellow Wins Prestigious Award

The following is an excerpt of an email communication received by COHA Research Fellow Mary Tharin after her article, “The World Bank and Climate Change: Sustainability or Exploitation?” was published by Upside Down World 2/11/09, and subsequently selected as a finalist for the Project Censored “Most Censored” News Stories of 2008-9 Award. According to Project Censored, hundreds of news stories were nominated this year for its prestigious award, and Tharin’s article has been ranked as one of the top twenty-five ‘most important under-covered stories’ of the year.

In its letter to Council on Hemispheric Affairs Research Fellow Mary Tharin, she is informed that over 250 faculty and students at Sonoma State University reviewed her story as it appeared on the Upside Down World site and voted on it on April 21. A synopsis of her story will appear in chapter 1 of the forthcoming book Censored 2010: Media Democracy in Action, which is scheduled for release in October of this year from Seven Stories Press.

Original letter was issued by Tricia Boreta, Project Censored.