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


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:


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


Parliament today: Data Retention and Whistleblower Protection

April 30, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

Today, the first round of discussions on the bill on the removal of Data Retention from Icelandic law will take place in parliament. Yesterday, the Constitutional Court of Slovakia cancelled mass surveillance of its citizens. The European Information Society Institute reported:


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,


Source Protection: The case of James Risen

July 15, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

James Risen, a reporter for the New York Times, published the book State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration in 2006. A chapter in the book is on an alleged failed operation by the