Fascinating info re Iceland

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Fascinating info re Iceland
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:35:41 PM »
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So I went and looked up: what country is “is”. Iceland.

And from there I looked up their freedom of speech legislation.

Very interesting. I didn’t know this.

Iceland | Free Speech and Free Press Around the World


Apr 30, 2015 - In Iceland, it appears throughout the Constitution, every free speech and free press right is protected. Most of these laws are legislated into the fabric of their Constitution. The government,
in essence, cannot pass any law that might prohibit those rights or else the official proposing the legislation which ...


Nov 1, 2010 - Earlier this year, Iceland made headlines around the world by vowing to enact the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative (IMMI), in effect agreeing to become the ... Iceland has no open meeting
laws, no ACLU to take up the gauntlet in free speech cases, no anti-SLAPP legislation to penalize those who bring ...

Iceland - world's first free speech haven? | RNW Media


Iceland's much anticipated “Truth Report” into the causes of the 2008 financial crisis has highlighted not only the “extreme negligence” of senior political and financial figures, but also the lack of
openness and transparency about just what the country's banking sector was getting up to. A new parliamentary initiative seeks to …
Human rights in Iceland - Wikipedia


Iceland's constitution guarantees freedom of speech and of the press. Iceland has full Internet freedom, academic freedom, freedom of assembly and association, and freedom of religion. There is also full
freedom of movement within the country, freedom to travel abroad, to move out of the country and move back. Iceland ...

New law aims to make Iceland a haven for press freedom | Europe ...


As Thursday was dawning in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, legislators passed a law that they hope will protect the freedom of the press around the world. The law ... "We want to take a stand, as
a nation, to stand for freedom of information, freedom of speech and expression and for human rights in general." The law …
Iceland plans future as global haven for freedom of speech | World ...


Feb 12, 2010 - Iceland intends to become a bastion for global press freedom under a package of laws proposed by opposition MPs to defend freedom of speech, and protect ... to attract organisations into
publishing online from Iceland, by adopting the strongest press and source protection laws from around the world.".

Iceland | Freedom House


Iceland's libel laws posed a problem to free speech in 2011. In February, a Reykjavik municipal court ordered two editors and a journalist for the newspaper DV to pay soccer star's Eidur Gudjohnsen 400,000
krona ($3,100) in addition to a 150,000 krona ($1,200) fine to the state for publishing his private financial information ...

Iceland | Freedom House


Legal Environment. Freedom of expression is protected under Article 73 of the constitution, although there are limitations to this freedom, including restrictions on verbal assaults based on race, religion,
nationality, and sexual orientation. A media law passed in 2011 contains provisions for the editorial independence of ...

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