Welcome to Iceland’s Real “Freedom of Speech”

Icelandic Multi-Media Initiative

This is a documentary made by Paula Lázaro about the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative (IMMI), proposal that tries to become Iceland in a worldwide safe haven for freedom of information.

Iceland aims to become a legal safe haven for journalists

Regardless of your views about offshore banking havens, they work. The wealthy are able to exploit loopholes in domestic and international law to stash money in places where it is untouchable. Could the same be possible for information? Could the world’s most curious, revelatory and public interest-driven investigators also stash their goods – journalism – on an island out of reach of the authorities?

Iceland thinks so. It is trying to create a legal system that would protect journalists from the full range of restrictions at work in other countries: libel, official secrets, injunctions, super-injunctions and laws compromising the protection of sources. If you agree that freedom of information is one the most important things to make the world a fairer place, please, SHARE IT!


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