Icelandic Woman Banned from Facebook

laptop_psIcelandic women’s rights campaigner Hildur Lillendahl, who has been locked out of her Facebook account after posting a screen shot of a status described as a death threat against her, has garnered attention in the international media in recent days.

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Icelandic Language Day Celebrated

jonashallgrimsson_wikiDagur íslenskrar tungu (‘Icelandic Language Day’) is celebrated for the 17th time today. November 16 is the birthday of Icelandic poet Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845), who fought for the preservation of the Icelandic language in the 19th century at which time it was subject to influence by Danish.

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Abolishment of Loan Indexation Demanded

althingi-backyard_pkAlþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, is to guarantee the immediate abolishment of indexation on mortgages and respect the laws on customer protection, as agreed in a resolution at a civic meeting organized by the Interest Association of Homeowners (HH) in Háskólabíó, Reykjavík, on Tuesday evening.

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