Birgitta Jónsdóttir – New Hope for the World
Very few people live at the intersection of so much change, creativity, and controversy as Birgitta Jónsdóttir. A political activist for many important issues, including the war in Iraq, new media regulation paradigms, and internet freedom and privacy, Birgitta Jónsdóttir became an Icelandic parliament member for the Civic Movement, a political movement for democratic reform, following Iceland’s banking collapse in 2008. In 2010, she co-produced the video Collateral Murder for Wikileaks, serving briefly as their spokesperson, and was subsequently targeted as a national security concern by the Department of Justice. Birgitta Jónsdóttir was also the chief sponsor of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, a unanimously approved set of new laws designed to ensure total press freedom.
As countries around the world struggle to cope with global systemic transition, Iceland is a beacon of hope for enlightened governance. Join us with Birgitta Jónsdóttir for an in-depth discussion of internet privacy, freedom of speech, and the opportunities before Iceland today.