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Iceland

Country archive · 8 posts


Latest stories about Iceland

5 December 2013

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Iceland Grieves After Police Kill A Man for First Time

It was an unprecedented headline in Iceland this week — a man shot to death by police. "The nation was in shock. This does not happen in our country..."

16 October 2012

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Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women's Genius

Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated every October 16, honors international women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths -women's whose skills are urgently needed for the future of the...

7 January 2012

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Eurozone Crisis: 2011 Citizen Media Responses

The year 2011 will be remembered for the European debt crisis and its impact on the global economy, but also for its hard consequences on everyday lives. We sum up...

9 September 2011

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Portugal: Citizens Ask Icelanders About Democracy

Portuguese bloggers and activists are getting inspired by Iceland's practice of direct democracy in response to the crisis that the country has faced. Sara Moreira reports.

25 March 2010

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Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women in Technology and Transparency Worldwide

Technology for Transparency Network

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day we profile several women based around the world who use technology to to make government more transparent and accountable.

18 March 2009

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Global: Bubbles, Bailouts and Stimulus Plans

Identifying the economic woes of the United States is crucial. But we should also understand that other countries are also grappling with bankrupt companies and shrinking economies. Many countries are...

16 October 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Financial Crisis

Below is a roundup of reactions from the Anglophone blogosphere on the ongoing financial crisis in Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Serbia.

20 September 2007

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[GV Show Special] Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter activism meets the Internet

Atillah Springer is a journalist, activist and blogger from Trinidad and Tobago and a member of a protest movement which, earlier this year, succeeded in driving the aluminium industry giant...

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