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Iceland Aims To Become Offshore Haven For Journalists

First Posted: 04/13/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:30 PM ET

Iceland Journalist Offshore Haven
Iceland's Parliament, which is expected to consider legislation that coule make the island a haven for journalists.

Nieman 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.

Supporters of the proposal say the move would make Iceland an "offshore publishing center" for free speech, analogous to the offshore financial havens that allow corporations to hide capital from authorities. Could global news organizations with a home office in Reykjavík soon be as common as Delaware corporations or Cayman Islands assets?

Read the whole story: Nieman Lab


Filed by Adam J. Rose  |