Majority Of Icelanders Against Recent Injunction On Glitnir Media Coverage

A majority of Icelanders are unhappy about the injunction put on newspaper Stundin on the PM's finances.

In wake of the injunction or gag order put on Icelandic monthly Stundin and Reykjavik media, a heated public debate on whether the Sýslumaðurinn í Reykjavík, the Reykjavik District Commissioner was in the right or that this was a wrongful decision ensued. A new survey carried out by marketing company MMR reveals that a majority of Icelanders, or 77% are against the gag order put on Stundin monthly and Reykjavik Media and their coverage on documents from the collapsed Glitnir bank. Only 11.4 percent of Icelanders agree with the injunction and 11.6% have no opinion for or against. A further breakdown of the survey’s results showed that supporters of the Independence Party are more likely to agree with the injunction compared to other political parties. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson is the leader of the Independence Party.

First seen on Iceland Monitor.

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