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August 19, 2010

Iceland aiming to be a global press freedom haven

After Iceland's near-economic collapse laid bare deep-seated corruption, the country aims to become a safe haven for journalists and whistleblowers from around the globe by creating the world's most far-reaching freedom of information legislation, says an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. The project, developed with the help of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, flies in the face of a growing tendency of governments trying to stifle a barrage of secret and embarrassing information made readily... MORE
June 18, 2010

Iceland: New legislation to provide exemplary protection for freedom of information

Iceland’s parliament, the Alpinghi, has unanimously approved a resolution known as the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative (IMMI) that calls on the government to draft legislation in line with its recommendations for the protection of media, journalists and bloggers. Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) hailed this ambitious and positive initiative, adopted on June 15, and called on the government to do its utmost to respect the parliament’s will when it drafts the law. Assembling elements from the... MORE