Media On Ice
An Icelandic Modern Media Initiative has been proposed to the Icelandic government, and really that of all world governing bodies, attempting to create a haven for freedom of expression. In a world where governing elites cut deals behind closed doors, and with a media market that sells the truth to the highest bidder, this new initiative by Iceland could once again restore the legitimacy of governing bodies, corporations, and that of global information, while providing "strong protection for sources and whistleblowers."
The proposal calls for an overhaul of legislation so that the legal environment could be changed to ensure such aspects as: source protection, whistleblower protection, communications protection, while assessing those of other countries to create an assembly of laws that would make Iceland a global hub of communication information. March and April will bring about discussion and review for the proposal by the Icelandic Government, and by May 2010 the proposal will be voted by the Icelandic Parliament.
Given that the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative was only proposed not even a month ago on February 17, 2010, it stands to reason that the majority is behind the initiative, and that the hope of change regarding the dealings of our world leaders, and corporate entities, will be steadfast. Iceland will become an information paradise, in which the citizens of the world can weigh their judgements with sound and reliable information. Hopefully this initiative will be a shining example to governments around the world, and that of our so-called "legitimate" news sources, with which the dialogue between citizens and their elected representatives can be founded upon solid sources, and not with those that favor corporations and the strengthening of stock portfolios. In order for the truth to set us free, we first must be able to find out what that truth is, and with the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, the people will be able to freely ask the necessary questions to do just that.