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Iceland Passes Sweeping Legislation to Protect Journalistic Integrity

The Icelandic parliament has voted to create the strongest media freedom laws in the world aimed at protecting journalists and preserving news integrity.

Known as the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, the new law requires changes to Icelandic law to strengthen journalistic source protection, freedom of speech, and government transparency. It isn’t clear at this early stage if this new law will result in the desired effect but its potential is obvious, especially for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Experts and critics are already referring to it as a server safe law, meaning it would probably prevent servers from being forcibly shut down, if the powers that be deem them a nuisance..

There might be other benefits too.

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It will live on…

After a rather lengthy vacation, Capitol Street will begin to breath with new life. Look for regular posts over the next few weeks and into June. We’ll be back with all of your favorite daily info including “Your Morning Cereal” and “Saturday Morning Cartoons” along with some new stuff.

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CapitolStreet Would Like to Welcome Our Latest Contributor

I just wanted to announce the addition of our latest contributor, Maruta Kelers, to CapitolStreet. Welcome aboard Maruta!

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