Read my latest article about press freedom in Iceland published in the Fall/Winter 2012 Grassroots Editor, a quarterly journal of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE). Click on this link and scroll to page 27.
Press Freedom: Keep an eye on Iceland
Two Years Old: IMMI Inches Through Icelandic Parliament, by Jennifer Karchmer, The Reykjavik Grapevine, July 6, 2012
I worked with the editor of The Reykjavik Grapevine (Iceland) to publish this comprehensive piece on Icelandic legislation that could have worldwide effects on press freedoms.
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An American in Reykjavik
As I embarked on my six-week reporting assignment in Iceland, many of you asked:
why would an American journalist venture to Reykjavik to study freedom of the press?
A brief explanation...
Press freedom: what does it mean exactly?
As the Washington State Bureau Correspondent for Reporters Without Borders, a volunteer position I took on in 2010, I monitor freedom of the press issues, helping to protect the rights of journalists. My role is to keep an eye on censorship in Washington state and report my findings to the RWB-USA headquarters in Wash., DC.