Alex Newman, a forward-thinking young writer, reports about the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative which was created to make the European island nation a haven for journalism, as well as to protect whistleblowers.
Julian Assange, a spokesperson for the much-discussed and in-your-face Wikileaks, has been a vocal advocate of the initiative.
Why Iceland? It "... is a great place to run large internet sites. It has cheap 100% green power, natural cooling, plenty of bandwidth and is close to both Europe and the east cost of the United States. It is within the Eupean Economic Area and the Schengen zone, has a educated young workforce and a 15% company tax."
More about the IMMI here.
The New York Times story.