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WikiLeaks inspired "New media haven" proposal passes Parliament

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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WikiLeaks inspired "New media haven" proposal passes Parliament




Reykjavik, Iceland; 4:00 UTC, June 16th 2010.

The WikiLeaks advised proposal to build an international
"new media haven" in Iceland, with the world's strongest
press and whistleblower protection laws, and a "Nobel" prize for
for Freedom of Expression, has unaminously passed the
Icelandic Parliament.

50 votes were cast in favor, zero against, one abstained. Twelve
members of parliament were not present. Vote results are available
at www.althingi.is...

One of the inspirations for the proposal was the dramatic August 2009
gagging of
of Ic
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:




posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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just received this via email.

this is great news for those who wish to hear the truth from the media. iceland is to become a safe haven for whistleblowers to tell the world what is really going on without fear of prosecution or lawsuits.

lets just hope the the journalists and those with a concience will use it wisely



(full email as follows)

FYI:

Reykjavik, Iceland; 4:00 UTC, June 16th 2010.

The WikiLeaks advised proposal to build an international
"new media haven" in Iceland, with the world's strongest
press and whistleblower protection laws, and a "Nobel" prize for
for Freedom of Expression, has unaminously passed the
Icelandic Parliament.

50 votes were cast in favor, zero against, one abstained. Twelve
members of parliament were not present. Vote results are available
at www.althingi.is...

One of the inspirations for the proposal was the dramatic August 2009
gagging of
of Iceland's national broadcaster, RUV by Iceland's then largest bank,
Kaupthing:

http://__._/wiki/Financial_collapse:_Confidential_exposure_analysis
_of_205_companies_each_owing_above_EUR45M_to_Icelandic_bank_Kaupthing,_26_Se
p_2008

Two changes were made to the proposal from its original form as per
the opinion of the parliament's general affairs committee
[www.althingi.is...]. The first of these
altered slightly the wording of the first paragraph so as to widen
the arena for research. The second of these added two new items to
the list of tasks for the government:

- That the government should perform a detailed analysis,
especially with respect to operational security,
for the prospect of operating data centers in Iceland.

- That the government should organize an international conference
in Iceland regarding the changes to the legal environment being caused
by expansion of cloud computing, data havens, and the judicial state
of the Internet.

Video footage from the proposal's vote will be available at:

www.althingi.is...

www.althingi.is...

For details of the proposal and press contacts, please see
www.immi.is...


[edit on 16-6-2010 by justyc]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:25 AM
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I don't think an Email is a viable source
got anything better?



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I don't think an Email is a viable source
got anything better?


how about - the email came from julian assange? will that do you?



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I don't think an Email is a viable source
got anything better?


Yep, right here... www.thedailybeast.com...


Iceland’s parliament has passed a sweeping press freedom bill pushed by Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, in a marathon all-night session. Assange has said that the goal was to make Iceland a “journalism haven” that would be an attractive home base for investigative reporters from around the world. The law sought to combine pro-press laws from around the world into a single piece of legislation, such as ending “libel tourism” (filing libel suits in the most favorable jurisdiction regardless of where the parties are based) and protecting intermediaries that publish reporting (internet hosts, for example). WikiLeaks joyfully tweeted the victory.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:33 AM
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this is amazing. I wonder if this will lead to a big change in corrupt politics?

Im not holding my breath though.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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The Nordics continue to prove themselves as the home of freedom, peace and humanity.

They don't allow the corporations and international elite to control their countries and their people. They fought the EU about privacy rights and keep their press free and secure. They have done just as my signature states.

"We need to stop with privatise the economy and nationalise the public, and replace it with nationalizing the economy and privatizing the public."



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:35 AM
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Originally posted by Frakkerface
this is amazing. I wonder if this will lead to a big change in corrupt politics?

Im not holding my breath though.


if it doesnt - you will then know how gutless and controlled the mainstream media and theirjournalists have become.

imagine the amount of stories they have already sat on for fear of reprisal or been intimidated and threatened into not publishing...



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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Finally!
Some good news!
This will certainly be a thorn in some peoples side!

Lets see, Media blackout of iceland to begin in 3..2..1..



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by VonDoomen
Finally!
Some good news!
This will certainly be a thorn in some peoples side!

Lets see, Media blackout of iceland to begin in 3..2..1..


Don't forget Iceland is going to join the EU. WikiLeaks will be forced to move, do you think the EU will let them show the truth under their control?



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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Iceland Passes WikiLeaks' Bill

www.thedailybeast.com...

Iceland’s parliament has passed a sweeping press freedom bill pushed by Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, in a marathon all-night session. Assange has said that the goal was to make Iceland a “journalism haven” that would be an attractive home base for investigative reporters from around the world. The law sought to combine pro-press laws from around the world into a single piece of legislation, such as ending “libel tourism” (filing libel suits in the most favorable jurisdiction regardless of where the parties are based) and protecting intermediaries that publish reporting (internet hosts, for example). WikiLeaks joyfully tweeted the victory.

Read it at Ice News

no eu for Iceland I don't think


According to a draft statement seen by The Associated Press, they will warn the island nation that it will have to resolve a banking dispute with EU member countries Britain and the Netherlands before it can join. Icelandic voters in March rejected a...
Icelandic voters in March rejected a deal to repay the British and Dutch governments euro3.8 billion they paid to compensate customers of Iceland's Icesave bank after its 2008 collapse.

Last week, Iceland's central signed a currency swap agreement with China worth 66 billion krona ($500 million). Iceland has been seeking to improve access to foreign currency since its banking sector collapsed.
(boston Globe)
www.boston.com...



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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Besides Misoir's and Danbones' The Daily Beast, wikileaks own twitter feed.

twitter.com...

unrelated tweets to thread topic removed, descending order - newest >oldest.

# What Iceland's "Internet press haven" will give the world about 4 hours ago via bitly

# Bold "internet press haven" proposal we worked on 6 months, just passed the Icelandic Parliament! about 4 hours ago via bitly

# IMMI has passed! The Icelandic government unanimously supports press freedoms and will put IMMI into law! More soon. about 7 hours ago via web

[edit on 16-6-2010 by jjjtir]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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This is truly wonderful.. if anyone knows something they can just go through that system and be at least partially protected. Lets see how those grubby corporate bailed out CEOs try control this.. it's like the truth finnally has sanctuary.


Starred and flagged.


(I might be hoping for too much but may as well indulge in idealism now and then.)

[edit on 16-6-2010 by riley]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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There gonna be shut down......and i dont care. Yep thats right...they are gonna be put out of there own misery and i dont care.

Am i being a troll? no....thats just my honest opinion.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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Danbones' daily beast

ive heard several interviews with the PM of Iceland
they know who screwed them
and they are fighting back

Flag and star

[edit on 16-6-2010 by Danbones]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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sorry, read the thread too fast.

post edited.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 11:03 AM
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no problem


I'm just workin hard to support the truth when ever I can
and just want the credit for credibility sake
so people hopefully
will read my links
don't care if they read my opinions or not



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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I sense a chess game in play!

Something tells me that Iceland knows something BIG and is using this "Spill the beans" policy to help in some sort of negotiations. Perhaps in connection to EU membership, or the money they are supposed to give back to the UK and others.

I would like to think that it is being done as it is the right thing to do. I however live in the real, and know that just not happen. There is something behind this, it might be that they know Iceland is about to get wiped off the face of the planet and want some leverage. A sort of "Give us what we are asking for, or we will tell the world what is about to happen".?



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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My bet is that if HAARP is real and causes earthquakes/volcanic eruptions they might break it out and cause that huge volcano on Iceland to erupt. Katla is its' name, don't be suprised if you hear about it pretty soon.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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Reminds me of all those various conventions around the world aimed at cyber security and its flaws. I guess some are aware that at those conventions are literally crawling with recruiters and "observers"...hmm....i wonder why



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