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Iceland: Parliament approves safe haven for whistle-blowers‎
18 Jun 2010
BY EMILY BUTSELAAR

On Thursday 17 June, The Icelandic Parliament unanimously voted in favour of legislation providing extensive protection for investigative journalism. The proposal, initiated by the Iceland Modern Media Initiative, safeguards whistle blower web sites such as Wikileaks, protects journalist’s sources and shields reporters from foreign libel rulings. Those championing the law, claim that its effect will be to make Iceland the world’s foremost protector of free speech.

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