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Iceland Crisis Report Reading Took 145 Hours

The employees of the Reykjavík City Theater completed their reading of the more than 2,000-page, nine-volume report on the 2008 banking collapse, published by the Special Investigation Commission on April 12, at noon yesterday. They had read the report out loud continuously, day and night, for more than 145 hours.

The crisis report. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

A number of people attended the reading at all hours throughout and approximately 60,000 people listened to it live through the Reykjavík City Theater webcast. The foreign media showed considerable interest in the initiative, Morgunbladid reports.

The Icelandic Library for the Blind recorded the reading to DAISY book form and the recording will be available in the library shortly. The crisis report has been well received by the Icelandic public—it is currently a bestseller in Iceland.

The report is also available online and parts of it have been translated into English.

Click here to read selected chapters of the report in English and here to read other news about the crisis report.

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