Reflections on the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative: A Template for Modern Media Law Reform?

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Abstract

This note explains the origins of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative ('IMMI') and the various legal initiatives Iceland will be undertaking to give it effect. It distinguishes the IMMI from earlier programmes of media law reform, such as that carried out in Luxembourg in 2004, focusing on the IMMI's broad reach to encompass new and user-generated as well as more mainstream media. The note concludes by considering some of the challenges that countries face when seeking to establish a 'safe haven' for the media in today's networked world and what influence the IMMI is likely to have on projects of law reform in other countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-211
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Media Law
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Icelandic media reform, WikiLeaks, source protection, libel tourism

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