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What Are Icelanders Talking About? The Topics Getting People Banned From The Comments

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This probably won’t come as a surprise to our readers, but the hottest topic right now is the increased domestic…

New Intersex Treatment Bill Criticised By Former Prime Minister

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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, chairman of the Centre Party and former Prime Minister of Iceland, has criticised the government’s plan to…

Netflix Grants Request From Icelandic Politician To Edit Scene In ‘The Laundromat’

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At long last, streaming service Netflix has granted the request of Progressive Party chair Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson and edited one…

Members Of The Independence Party Criticised For Nazi Imagery

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A small cell within the Independence Party has been criticised heavily for their advertise in the conservative newspaper, Morgunblaðið, for…

Hatari To Support Klausturgate Whistleblower Bára Halldórsdóttir

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Whistleblower Bára Halldórsdóttir, who recorded the infamous conversation between members of the Central Party and People’s Party at the bar…

Icelandic Politician Upset With Netflix Over The Laundromat

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The Laundromat, a new Netflix movie about the Panama Papers leak, has been receiving very good press lately, but not…

Legal Fund For Bára Halldórsdóttir Established

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Bára Halldórsdóttir, the whistleblower who recorded six members of Parliament speaking abusively about their colleagues in a public space, still…

Iceland’s Former PM Suggests UK Join EEA “Temporarily” To Avoid No-Deal Brexit Crisis

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In a brief interview with Sky News, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson suggested that the UK become a temporary member of the…

The Lowest Common Denominator: Icelandic Populism, American Inspiration

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Iceland’s right wing populists may not be a part of the coalition government, or wield tremendous political power (yet), but…

Klausturgate Whistleblower Compelled To Delete Recordings, Will Not Be Fined

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The Date Protection Authority has ruled that Bára Halldórsdóttir‘s recordings of six MPs speaking abusively in public constitutes “electronic surveillance”,…

What Have We Won?: Iceland Smites The Panama Papers!

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Ever seen ‘Scarface’? Fantastic film, right? Well, imagine that for every minute of that 170-minute movie featuring guns, mountains of…

#MeToo, And Then What? Iceland Explores The Tough Questions Of A Legal Grey Area

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At 13:21 on October 15th, 2017, the worldwide dialogue surrounding rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment abruptly and irrevocably changed….

Appellate Court Confirms District Court Ruling On Klaustur Case

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Few options are remaining for the four MPs who decided to take legal action against whistleblower Bára Halldórsdóttir in the…

Polls: Centre Party Keeps Sinking, Progressives Rise Up

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The Centre Party, currently in the middle of a political scandal, continue to lose support, while the Progressive Party made…

Four MPs Seek Damages Against Klausturgate Leaker For “Spying”

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Four of the six MPs recorded speaking abusively about their female colleagues at Klaustur bar have opted to take legal…

Editorial: What We Do In The Shadows

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Icelandic society has been shocked and outraged because of an unprecedented leak wherein five MP’s were recorded talking trash about,…

Iceland’s Education Minister Calls Klausturgate MPs “Thugs”

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Minister of Education Lilja Alfreðsdóttir spoke candidly on Icelandic public broadcasting last night about her reactions to the Klausturgate recordings,…

Polls: Centre Party Takes A Hit, Most Icelanders Want Resignations

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Support for the Centre Party has dropped by a significant degree, Kjarninn reports, according to the latest results of a…

Iceland’s Parliament Issues Apology For Abusive Remarks Of Six Parliamentarians

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Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, the President of Parliament, addressed the Icelandic Parliament today, starting off the first parliamentary session since news…

Political Storm Rocks Iceland In Wake Of Leaked Recordings Of Parliamentarians

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Resignations and investigations are in the cards in the wake of leaked recordings of parliamentarians engaging in abusive and degrading…

Parliamentarians Call For Ethics Committee To Investigate Statements In Leaked Recording

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Numerous parliamentarians have signed a joint statement calling for the Parliamentary Ethics Committee to investigate abusive remarks made by several…