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February 3, 2020

Helgi Seljan blaðamaður og sjónvarpsmaður
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Broken News

How Journalists are coping with the demands and rewards of a changing media landscape.

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In Focus: Samherji Scandal

One of the biggest news stories to break last year alleged that one of Iceland’s largest seafood companies, Samherji, had bribed Namibian government officials to gain access to lucrative fishing grounds, while also taking advantage of international loopholes to avoid taxes. The story was reported collaboratively by Kveikur, Stundin Newspaper, and Al Jazeera Investigates, after months of investigations sparked by the confessions of whistleblower Jóhannes Stefánsson, a former project manager for Samherji in Namibia. The following report is based on their extensive research.

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