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Sixteen Receive Order of the Falcon

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Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson invested 16 individuals with the Order of the Falcon yesterday. The award is conferred for contributions to Icelandic society in a variety of areas. The president invests around one dozen Icelandic citizens with the Order of the Falcon twice a year, on January 1 and June 17 (Icelandic National Day). It is also conferred on a few foreign nationals each year.

This year’s recipients include several well-known figures, such as RÚV news anchor Bogi Ágústsson, who was awarded for his contribution to media and Nordic co-operation. Actress Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, star of 2018 film Woman at War, was awarded for her contribution to Icelandic drama. Musician Jakob Frímann Magnússon, keyboardist and one of the founders of Icelandic rock back Stuðmenn, was also awarded yesterday for his contribution to Icelandic music.

Tatjana Latinovic, recently elected Chairperson of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, was awarded for her contribution to the business sector, equality, and immigration issues. A complete list of recipients is available on the presidential website in Icelandic.

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