In an interview with the media yesterday, Malín Brand asserted her innocence of the attempted extortion of Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. She claimed that her involvement in the case was limited to being present in the car with her sister, Hlín Einarsdóttir, when the...
The European Court of Human Rights ruled today in favor of Icelandic journalist Erla Hlynsdóttir in her case against the Icelandic state, finding the Icelandic state guilty of violating Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which concerns freedom of expression. According to the...
Dozens of women have been sharing their experiences with sexual violence on the Facebook group Beauty tips! in recent days, using the hashtags #þöggun ('suppression') and #konurtala ('women speak'). The group, which is closed as well as secret, meaning that an invite from a group member as well...
RÚV, Iceland’s national broadcaster, plans to broadcast live from the lambing on a farm, uninterrupted for a whole day.
The latest tourism marketing campaign by Inspired by Iceland, a ‘human search engine,’ was covered on bbc.com on Friday. Seven different people, all men called Guðmundur or women called Guðmunda, living in the seven different regions of the country, answer questions.
Hafnarfjörður recently become the first municipality in Iceland to include instruction about homosexuality in sex education. Musician Gylfi Ægisson caused outrage when commenting on Facebook that people should “protect the children” from “the indoctrination … by small but loud pressure groups.”...
The Social Democrat Alliance youth organization is planning the event #OccupySaga today between 9 am and 12 noon, encouraging people to call the radio station Útvarp Saga and protest hate speech among the radio station’s hosts.
A new Icelandic English-language radio station, Radio Iceland, went live last week, broadcasting news about Iceland, weather updates, information on road conditions and Icelandic music, along with interviews with noteworthy people and stories about Iceland.
Iceland is in 21st place in the Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index 2015, down by 13 places since 2014. The other Nordic countries are all in the top five spots with Finland in first place.
Good Morning America’s chief meteorologist Ginger Zee was thoroughly impressed by the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun in Iceland’s northeastern highlands, from where she anchored the show’s live broadcast yesterday.
Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist on ABC’s Good Morning America, announced yesterday that she will be in Iceland today to anchor the show live from the Holuhraun eruption site, using drones so that they can broadcast from “inside a volcano.”
U.S. television network ABC submitted today all the data necessary for journalists to visit the Holuhraun eruption site in the northeastern Icelandic highlands and a live broadcast of news program Good Morning America from the site early next week has been authorized.
Representatives of U.S. television network ABC have contacted the Icelandic Civil Protection Department requesting permission to broadcast the news program Good Morning America live from the Holuhraun eruption site next week.
Two hundred copies of the latest issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are expected to arrive in Iceland next week. The magazine will be sold in bookstore Penninn Eymundsson, probably starting on Tuesday.
As in past years, the topics covered by Iceland Review Online’s columnists in 2014 were diverse and while four of the top ten news stories of 2014 were about volcanic eruptions, only two of last year’s Top 10 columns were eruption-related.
The most popular story of national broadcaster RÚV this year was one featuring a video of 11-year-old Björk reading from the nativity story on children’s program Stundin okkar in 1976 published on ruv.is on December 20. It was part of RÚV’s Christmas calendar.
Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, or Siggi ‘the hacker,’ was sentenced to two years in prison in Reykjavík District Court today for embezzlement. He is also to repay WikiLeaks ISK 7 million (USD 56,000, EUR 45,000) and cover all legal costs.
Trust in all Icelandic media outlets, with the exception of DV, has decreased, according to a new poll conducted by MMR. Fourteen and a half percent of respondents said they trusted DV “a lot” compared to 10 percent a year ago.