IMMI finally at the cusp of implementation

June 28, 2019 | Posted in freedom of expression, freedom of information, IMMI resolution, News, transparency | By

The goal of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative in 2010 was for Iceland to take leadership in adopting the best possible laws, at any time, in order to be ahead of the digital tidal wave of disinformation eroding trust towards


Safe Haven: Whistleblower Protection

May 11, 2016 | Posted in blog, News | By

Icelandic Modern Media Initiative The Icelandic Modern Media Initiative – a parliamentary resolution that was unanimously adopted in 2010 – was drafted by experts and activists to promote and protect the cornerstones of evolved democracy: Freedom of Exression and Freedom


Tuesday 10 May: Lauri Love ruling may create dangerous new police powers

May 2, 2016 | Posted in blog, News | By

On 10 May 2016, a UK judge will make a decision that will have serious implications for journalists, advocates, activists, whistleblowers, members of the legal profession and other groups who handle sensitive communications or other data. At 10am on that


Brave New Fortress

April 25, 2016 | Posted in blog | By

Brave New Fortress – republished, still relevant (Smári McCarthy; Article for Arc magazine, July 2012) Huxley predicted it, Barlow suggested it, we built it. In the capital of a sovereign landmass with three hundred kilopeople, a barren wasteland with the


Switzerland of Bits: Francais

April 25, 2016 | Posted in blog, News | By

Switzerland of bits, un refuge pour des médias libres L’Institut international des médias modernes (en anglais IMMI) travaille à la création d’un lieu refuge pour la liberté d’expression, la liberté d’information, le droit à la vie privée, la protection des


IMMI launches Indiegogo crowdfunder

April 6, 2016 | Posted in blog, News | By

In 2010 the Icelandic Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution aiming to create a safe haven for freedom of information and freedom of expression in Iceland. This resolution was put forth following public demands for transparency, media freedom enabling journalists to


The Rise of Old Absurdities

March 16, 2016 | Posted in blog, News | By

In the Ventotene Manifesto, one of the philosophical documents that laid the groundwork for the European Union, Altiero Spinelli and Ernesto Rossi warned of the danger of “letting the incandescent lava of popular passions set in the old moulds”: that


IPU Resolution: Whistleblower Protection

November 4, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

The IPU resolution – Democracy in the Digital Era and the threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms – highlights the need for democratic oversight and transparency. Whistleblowers play a crucial role in ensuring transparency and freedom of information. The IPU:


IPU Resolution: Net Neutrality

November 3, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

While the European Parliament voted against Net Neutrality amendments that would have safeguarded Net Neutrality in Europe the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), representing some 166 countries through parliamentarians both in government and opposition (including all EU Member States), adopted a resolution


IPU Resolution: The right to Privacy

November 2, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

The IPU resolution – Democracy in the Digital Era and the threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms – is a direct response to mass surveillance of the global population, where government institutions have run amok in the absence of effective