Sunday, 20 June 2010

WikiLeaks Inspired "New Media Haven" Proposal Passes In Icelandic Parliament

Safe Haven For Investigative Journalists Everywhere

Reykjavik, Iceland; 4:00 UTC, June 16th 2010.

The WikiLeaks advised proposal to build an international "new media haven" in Iceland, with the world's strongest press and whistleblower protection laws, and a "Nobel" prize for Freedom of Expression, has unanimously passed in the Icelandic Parliament.

The only way we can get the world out of the hands of the criminals is via an open and accountable society. Every government should follow Iceland's lead here.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 20th, 2010.]


steven andresen said...


Greenwald has some writing on this topic.

His point has been that the stated goal of the U.S. intelligence /military has been to destroy the trust Wikileaks has had with people who leak that their identities would not be revealed by Wikileaks.

According to Greenwald, lots of the current news is about guys getting exposed, the Wikileaks owner/operator being hunted, his passport being taken away,...blah,...blah, blah.

Some of it may be set up to undermine the trust.

If that is the case, I don't know what Iceland is going to get done to maintain that kind of trust. ...Without getting itself in American crosshairs.

SpookyOne said...

I think you are right. The-powers-that-be will not stand for such a situation without taking some kind of action. As one might expect !