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Iceland is Exporting the Truth


After Iceland’s near-economic collapse exposed deep-rooted corruption, the country is looking to become a safe haven for journalists and whistle-blowers from all around the world.

Their Parliament in June unanimously voted for an Icelandic “Modern Media Initiative” protecting journalists.The project is taking off with the help of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

This comes while there is a growing tendency of governments to muzzle secret information on the internet.

Birgitta Jonsdottir, the member of parliament behind the initiative, said, ‘We took all the best laws from around the world and pulled them together, just like tax havens do, in order to create freedom of information and expression, a transparency haven.” Some countries export oil, some countries exports cars, and now Iceland want their main export to be the truth.

If George W. Bush was still president the bombing would begin tomorrow.

Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Iceland-is-Exporting-the-T-by-Thom-Hartmann-100820-780.html
By Thom Hartmann

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