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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Panama Papers Coverage Wins Pulitzer Prize

The McClatchy Company, the ICIJ international investigative journalists’ association, and the Miami Herald were last night awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for ten investigations of the Panama Papers scandal—including one into Wintris, the offshore company owned by Anna Sigurlaug...

Money

Vodafone to Buy 365 Media for 8 Billion

Fjarskipti hf., the parent company of Vodafone in Iceland, and media and telecommunications company 365 miðlar hf. signed an agreement on Tuesday on private talks on Vodafone’s acquisition of the broadcasting and telecommunications services of 365 for ISK 8 billion (USD 69 million, EUR 62...

Jóhanes Viðar Bjarnason

Pokémon Publicity Proves Problematic in Places

When the Pokémon Go craze overtook Icelanders this summer, Fjörukráin restaurant in Hafnarfjörður, a town near Reykjavík, took advantage of the mobile game’s popularity by advertising itself as Pokémon friendly.

Bands Threaten to Withdraw from Festival

The decision by Vestmannaeyjar Police Chief Páley Borgþórsdóttir not to provide the media with information about the number of potential sexual assault cases at the Þjóðhátíð festival until investigation is complete, caused musicians to protest yesterday.

Police

Police to Keep Quiet about Sexual Assaults

Chief of Police in Vestmannaeyjar Páley Borgþórsdóttir told Fréttablaðið today that the police will not inform the media about sexual assaults which may occur during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð, July 29-Agust 1, until after the investigation has been concluded.

Money

Second Panama Papers Leak Story Released

Business power couple Ingibjörg Pálmadóttir and her husband Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson have, for several years, been financing their investments in Iceland and elsewhere in Europe using money from a company registered in Panama.

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