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    Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

    Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism | Media | guardian.co.uk

    Iceland aims to become an offshore haven for journalists and leakers » Nieman Journalism Lab

    On Tuesday, the Icelandic parliament is expected to introduce a measure aimed at making the country an international center for investigative journalism publishing, by passing the strongest combination of source protection, freedom of speech, and libel-tourism prevention laws in the world.
    This is an interesting gambit. According to other analysis I've read on this, the idea behind this proposal is rebuild the economy using this policy to carve out an economic niche to attract journalism companies. My question is whether this will further promote journalism or if it cause the country to become a haven for unfounded rumors.

    Personally, I think it is a good move, those guys need something new to base their economy on.

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    Re: Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

    Iceland is an interesting country.
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    Re: Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Iceland is an interesting country.
    And the women there are ridiculously hot.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    And the women there are ridiculously hot.


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    Re: Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

    I spent a couple days there when I was 19.
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    Re: Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I spent a couple days there when I was 19.
    And you didn't stay forever?
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    Re: Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

    What an excellent idea. Since journalism is on the decline worldwide, creating a modern bastion for it where authorship is completely protected and uncensored by big corporations, Iceland may just carve out a new niche for itself.

    In a way it's handy to be such a small country. It allows for easier implementation of economic ideas.

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    Re: Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

    They have an easy renewable resource in geothermal as well. Lucky bastards.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

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    Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism | Media | guardian.co.uk

    Iceland aims to become an offshore haven for journalists and leakers » Nieman Journalism Lab



    This is an interesting gambit. According to other analysis I've read on this, the idea behind this proposal is rebuild the economy using this policy to carve out an economic niche to attract journalism companies. My question is whether this will further promote journalism or if it cause the country to become a haven for unfounded rumors.

    Personally, I think it is a good move, those guys need something new to base their economy on.
    Their attempt at unfettered capitalism was a complete failure, so I suppose trying anything at this point would be wise...

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    Re: Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    What an excellent idea. Since journalism is on the decline worldwide, creating a modern bastion for it where authorship is completely protected and uncensored by big corporations, Iceland may just carve out a new niche for itself.

    In a way it's handy to be such a small country. It allows for easier implementation of economic ideas.
    Yeah I got to swim in their outdoor heated pools, of course there is a bit of a sulfur smell. They have some interesting terrain in some parts where there is a lot of volcanic ash upon which Icelandic moss grows making it very spongy to walk on.
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