The Top Overlooked News Stories of 2008

Let’s take a look back at the remarkable stories NYMHM brought you in 2008, but that mass media missed. We chose these stories for their relevance to a variety of globe-spanning concerns, such as public health, energy, immigration, labor, energy and media.

Next week we’ll take a look at the top ISSUES of the past year, as well as topics to watch in 2009.


“Women Claim Space at AIDS Conference”
Aug. 14, 2008

“Questions About HPV Vaccine Risks”
Nov. 13, 2008

“Callbacks on the Cell Phone Cancer Story”
Apr. 23, 2008


“Israel: Homelessness Spikes for Girls”
Apr. 17, 2008

“From Sweatshops to Cotton Fields: Child Labor Goes Rural”
Mar. 5, 2008

“Immigrants Seek Assimilation under the Surgeon’s Knife”
Aug. 14, 2008

“Philippines: Activist Deaths Persist”
Jun. 18, 2008


“Attacks on Homeless Excluded from Crime Data: Advocates”
Nov. 12, 2008

“Methane Harvest Debuts in Texas”
Oct. 1, 2008

“A Big Year for (Democratic) Drug Deals”
Jun. 25, 2008

“Local Music Thrills to New Community Radio”
Jun. 5, 2008


“Ain’t no Other Fish in the Sea?”
Aug. 6, 2008

“Attack on Muslim Cemetery Comes Amid Rightist Gains”
Oct. 1, 2008

“Gas Drilling Blamed for Indonesian ‘Mud Volcano'”
November 5, 2008

“New Execution Inquiries”
May 15, 2008

“Iran Grapples with Discrimination, Division”
Jan. 16, 2008

“Sea Cow Stymies Navy’s Okinawa Plan”
Feb. 6, 2008

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