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Iceland in 13th Place of the Press Freedom Index

25.04.2018 - icenewsis: Iceland has dropped three places, down to the 13th, since last year in the new Reporters Without Borders report Press Freedom Index. This is the lowest score Iceland has gotten since the beginning of the index in 2002. Between 2002 and 2008 and in 2010, I...

Icelandic Man Arrested After Escaping Prison and Fleeing on Same Plane as Prime Minister

23.04.2018 - icenewsis: Last week, a man name Sindri Þór Stefánsson, escaped a minimum security prison where he was being held while waiting for a verdict if he would be kept in custody. From there he caught a plane to Sweden, which Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir was also on...

Icelandic Car Rental Offers Unlucky People a Free Trip to Iceland

17.04.2018 - icenewsis: Blue car rental in Iceland is having an unusual contest, offering people who’ve had amusing but unlucky events in their life and are #FeelingBlue, an all-expenses-paid trip to Iceland. The contest is already going viral and people are submitting vid...

Hvalur hf. Resumes Whale Hunting in Iceland

17.04.2018 - icenewsis: The Icelandic whale hunting company Hvalur hf. is going to resume whale hunting after a two-year break. This is reported by visir.is The company will hunt finback whales. The whales will be used in research and manufacturing on iron-rich food supplements ...

Icelandic internet marketing company uses search engine data and predicts fewer tourists in 2018

14.04.2018 - icenewsis: According to a blog post written by a data analyst at the Engine, one of Iceland’s most prominent internet marking companies, Iceland will see a decrease in tourism in 2018 after a few years of a tourism boom. This is based on data from search engin...

GRECO Calls For Iceland to Strengthen its Systems Against Corruption

12.04.2018 - icenewsis: In a newly published evaluation report by The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the Icelandic government is asked to strengthen its system against corruption and improper conduct. GRECO is a mutual evaluation mechanism compos...

Tourists Increasingly Negative Towards Tourist Heavy Areas in Iceland

09.04.2018 - icenewsis: In a report on the tolerance limit of tourists made by Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation, shows that some of the most popular tourist destinations of Iceland have long reached their tolerance limit. This is...

Icelandic composer Jóhann Helgason to sue Universal Records for You Raise Me Up

06.04.2018 - icenewsis: One of Iceland‘s most beloved singers and songwriters Jóhann Helgason will sue Universal Records, and Rolf Løvland, author of You Raise Me Up, for copyright infringement. Söknuður has been a very popular song since its release in 1977 and one of the most ...

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