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


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: Democracy in the Digital Era

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

On the 21st of October, the Inter-Parliamentary Union adopted a resolution entitled Democracy in the Digital Era and the Threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms. The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was established in 1889 and consists of parliamentarians from 166 countries,


IPU Resolution on Privacy and Individual Freedoms

September 6, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

IMMI Chairman, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, is co-rapporteur along with Mr. H. J. Juhn (MP for the Republic of Korea) for an IPU resolution: Democracy in the digital era and the threat to privacy and individual freedoms. In the resolution the threat


A political shift happening in Iceland?

May 1, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

The Icelandic Pirate Party has steadily grown in recent polls, polling in March as the biggest political party, and in early April as the second biggest party. The Pirate Party barely managed to squeeze into Alþingi (Icelandic Parliament) in the


A bill on Whistleblowers, removal of Data Retention and more

March 25, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

This week has seen parliamentary bills and a resolution, of relevance to IMMI and the safe haven objective, submitted to Alþingi (Icelandic Parliament). Links are in Icelandic: Bill on Whistleblower Protection (to be translated) Bill removing a clause in Icelandic


Council of Europe: Surveillance, Privacy and Data Protection

January 28, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

On Monday the Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights published a report on surveillance following worldwide debate on privacy and data protection initiated by the Snowden disclosures. The proposals for legislative reform and human rights protections,


Screening of “Silenced” followed by a Q & A on Saturday

January 27, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

On Saturday 31st of January (20:00) IMMI will host a special screening of the documentary Silenced. The film follows three whistleblowers  – Jesselyn Radack, previously of the US Justice Department, Thomas Drake, previously of the NSA, and John Kiriakou, previously


War on Civil Liberties 2.0

January 19, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

In an interview with Glen Greenwald, journalist and author James Risen spoke of how president Obama has normalised Bush’s war on terror. No reform has taken place, no serious reflection, no other ideas on how to proceed have been seriously