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    IMMI site


    From Wikileaks Twitter " IMMI vote is scheduled as early as June 7 (and late as 15th)"

    So fast approaching but is the world really ready to be told even more facts about our already corrupt world?

    I know I can not wait to see what kind of fallout this new law will have on our world.

    Twitter link as well.



    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

    And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are. ~ Plato

  • #2
    Re: Icelandic Modern Media Initiative

    Interesting. However, I wonder if it would make a darn bit of difference for journalists in places like Iran, North Korea, Cuba, etc.
    "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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    • #3
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      The IMMI is basically a stepping stone in the world of modern media, They are basically creating a template for other countries to maybe someday take in as their own. However I do not think places like the ones you mentioned would ever adopt such a law that would actually protect its citizen's from its repressive governments and courts.

      I think it will be a while before any other countries try to adopt such a "controversial" law, I know countries like the United States and Canada will be a long way off from this. Transparency is one of the worst things that could happen to us right now.

      ... anyhow this thread has been here for like 2 days and no one but warmonger has posted on it, You people usually spam threads like this with tons of posts. It is either me just blowing this way out of proportion or you people do not want to face the facts. 75 views and only 1 reply tisk tisk.



      When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

      And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are. ~ Plato

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by Extinct View Post
        ... anyhow this thread has been here for like 2 days and no one but warmonger has posted on it, You people usually spam threads like this with tons of posts. It is either me just blowing this way out of proportion or you people do not want to face the facts. 75 views and only 1 reply tisk tisk.
        Uh. It seems like a nice idea. I like knowing stuff and I like knowing true stuff even more.

        Now do you see why I didn't post before?
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        • #5
          Re: Icelandic Modern Media Initiative

          What facts do we not want to face ?

          That most if not all of the West's, if not the world's economy is built on a Ponzi scheme ?

          I am like everyone on Wall St or inside the Beltway ....praying it doesn't collapse before I die.

          We don't need more a transparent system because that would just cause mass panic and collapse the system even faster.
          Ignorance is BLISS !
          You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
          So that when they turn their backs on you,
          You'll get the chance to put the knife in.Pink Floyd "Dogs"

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          • #6
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            I am aware it is beyond your power as a citizen to do a damn thing about what is happening and what has happened, maybe if enough people weren't so ignorant to such a life threatening future event they might maybe....no i cant say it... no No!.... fine....

            Do something about it.... or at the very least spread the word.



            This world is worth saving as long as we get the right people in charge of it...



            When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

            And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are. ~ Plato

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            • #7
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              The world is not in danger.It was here long before and it will be here long after.
              Did you see the video that gives you a graphic view of just how much money 100 million dollars is compared to the US budget.
              Now think about the 54 TRILLION dollars in unbacked securities out there and tell me we all need to do is a little something to change it.
              You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
              So that when they turn their backs on you,
              You'll get the chance to put the knife in.Pink Floyd "Dogs"

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              • #8
                Re: Icelandic Modern Media Initiative

                Gotta say, I really like Iceland's thinking here. I think it's a pretty big step in quite the right direction, but like Warmonger said and that guy from Wikileaks, it's not going to save those whose lives are endangered for speaking out.

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                • #9
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                  Well, I worry about that "protection from libel." If it IS libel, ie deliberately false information, than they have some right to attack the media source. I can see a situation where you can't even get them in court to prove it is false. Basically, if it's in print (or other form) than you can't even argue it legally due to this protection. So how do you thread that needel? Protect the media, but also protect against hateful media. And yes, you know something like that can and would happen. Especially in politics. Some left or right wing media source publish even more extreme stuff about a political figure because they have the protection.


                  So yeah, great idea. It just makes me paranoid that the power will shift the other way. instead of governments or companies causing havoc with the media, now the media can cause havoc the other way, without proof. I think this would be an extremem minority, but I can easily see it happening here and there. After all, haven't you heard? <political figure of your choice here> kicked a cat and called a <minority of your choice here> a <slur of your choice here>. Freedom of the press! Can't sue me! I have anti-libel laws protecting me!

                  My paranoia doesn't make me NOT want this law. It just makes me want to make sure it's done right.
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                  • #10
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                    Oh i can assure you it is being done right, They are taking it very seriously. They want to make sure that something like what happened to their banking system never happens to anyone again. Or at least I assume there is many arterial motives to the law.
                    Last edited by Extinct; 06-15-2010, 10:25 PM.



                    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

                    And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are. ~ Plato

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                    • #11
                      Re: Icelandic Modern Media Initiative

                      I thought this was quite a good article to make sure you know which side you should be rooting for.


                      Going After the Wrong People
                      What does it say about the the American government, its president, and its military today, that the the largest military/intelligence organization in the history of mankind has launched a global manhunt for Julian Assange, head of the Wikileaks organization? And what does it say about corporate American journalists that they attack the only real journalist in the White House press corps, when she alone has shown the guts to speak truth?
                      The Hunt for Julian Assange

                      Consider first the case of Wikileaks founder Assange, whom Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, warns is in danger, if found, of being snuffed by the Pentagon’s search teams. First of all, let’s be clear here: he is “guilty” of no crime, but only of doing what American journalists should have done long ago: exposing the crimes of the US government. His Wikileaks famously leaked the military video showing that the crew of a helicopter gunship in Iraq in 2007 had shot up and killed a group of innocent Iraqi civilians, including two Reuters journalists, and laughed and mocked the victims as they were slaughtered. Now the same whistleblower website threatens to release hundreds of thousands of State Department cables that, among other things, reportedly include embarrassing comments by US officials about foreign leaders.
                      And my personal favourite quote in this article

                      I’m not sure which is the bigger scandal here: the Pentagon’s grotesque misallocation of resources, or the media’s unwillingness to point it out.



                      When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

                      And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are. ~ Plato

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                      • #12
                        Re: Icelandic Modern Media Initiative

                        Originally posted by Extinct View Post
                        ... anyhow this thread has been here for like 2 days and no one but warmonger has posted on it, You people usually spam threads like this with tons of posts. It is either me just blowing this way out of proportion or you people do not want to face the facts. 75 views and only 1 reply tisk tisk.
                        Dude. It is summer and we are drinking beer and playing in the pool with our kids. Chill out. (Plus I personally am trying to avoid news so as I don't slit my wrists due to so much truth. Life is better when your information is limited.)

                        Plus my rants have been limited due to a crushing work load I must endure to keep my job in these tough times. Never worry, I will kick my employers ass when the job market gets tight again.

                        But the idea is fine and good. Not a magic bullet but it might start a trend.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Icelandic Modern Media Initiative

                          You are quite correct, I just am too passionate about the idea that I go a little over the top sometimes. But I hope it does start some sort of trend or else we are all pretty screwed.
                          Last edited by Extinct; 06-16-2010, 05:30 AM.



                          When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

                          And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are. ~ Plato

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                          • #14
                            Re: Icelandic Modern Media Initiative

                            Get ready world...

                            From the Wikileaks Twitter page

                            IMMI has passed! The Icelandic government unanimously supports press freedoms and will put IMMI into law! More soon.
                            WikiLeaks preparing to release video of Afghan airstrike | NPR
                            Daniel Ellsberg Fears WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s Life In Danger http://bit.ly/9XjwZa


                            Get ready for some more hard hitting videos and truths that will rock the world to consciousness. Julian Assange and Wiki-leaks has nothing to do with terrorism, I think people are just fed up with being killed prosecuted and lie to.

                            Interesting read...
                            Last edited by Extinct; 06-17-2010, 03:55 AM.



                            When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

                            And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are. ~ Plato

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                            • #15
                              Re: Icelandic Modern Media Initiative

                              American journalists are going to need protecting:

                              http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-bill...-internet.html

                              But governments need to censor the Internet. Think of the children!

                              http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...et-porn-cited/
                              Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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