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Wikileaks starts company in Icelandic apartment

A new business which has been founded in Iceland by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks, is registered to a block of flats in the Mosfellsbaer municipality near Reykjavik. A Wikileaks spokesperson says that, as yet, the company is not involved in any activity and has no turnover.

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The brand new company registered on behalf of Wikileaks is called Sunshine Press Production – the same as the formal international name of Wikileaks, RUV reports. The chairman of the company is Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and he shares the board of directors with filmmaker Ingi Ragnar Ingason and journalist Kristinn Hrafnsson. The deputy board member is Gavin MacFadyen, a professor of journalism in London. The company is registered at the home address of one of the board members at Klapparhlid in Mosfellsbaer.

Kristinn Hrafnsson told RUV that the company is not engaged in any economic activity in Iceland yet and it is not clear what it will eventually do to make money. No staff have yet been hired and no premises rented or purchased.

In the description of the business held by the national register of companies, Sunshine Press will work, among other things, in the production and distribution of multimedia material, pictures, printed and press material.

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3 Responses to “Wikileaks starts company in Icelandic apartment”

  1. Gerv Laundrie says:

    Whoa! Bad choice Iceland….bad choice. This fellow spells trouble. Don’t be mislead.

  2. Kman says:

    Assange has lived all his life under the protection of the United States Military as has everyone in the west.We are fighting a war against what will be the greatest threat to mankind if the Taliban win in Afghanistan and help the Pakistan Taliban overthrow the already shaky Pakistani Government.These religious phscopaths will then have control over the countries large stockpile of nuclear weapons and high tech submarines complete with 16 cruise missiles apiece. Any attack with these nukes would probably cause the deaths of millions of innocent people anywhere in the world.

    Assange says he wants to expose all the world “injustices ? The only injustices I have seen out of Wikileaks are all “US injustices.” and this has been confirmed by former Wikileaks personel who have quit in disgust at Assange’s hypocrisy.

    Assange says “We do have a view that it (the war) should be prosecuted as humanely as possible.” How can the US, Australia and other co-alition countries wage war using Marquis of Queensbury rules against Islamic fanatics who will do anything to win, when fools like Assange undermine our efforts and put allied troops in harms way by selecting what classified documents “they” – a cabal of American hating leftists sitting around determining what documents and information “they” can release to expose to our enemies what “they” consider might be injustices?

    If this was 1940. What then would have happened to civilization if a wikileaks was releasing secret documents? – Churchill would have had this treasonous idiot arrested and shot.

    It is absolutely insane that western defence and intelligence can be held hostage to the PC whims of this group of left wing ex hackers. Iceland has not hardly contributed anything to the defence of the free world and should immediately refuse entry to this dangerous grandstanding egotistical Daniel Elsberg wannabe.

    “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within…”Marcus Tullius Cicero.
    Kman. NSW Australia.

  3. wat says:

    Wikileaks has not harmed anyone nor has anyone come to harm because of its actions. If you gave the situation some thought, some clear, critical, unbiased thought, you might come to realize something along these lines: Only liars fear the truth.

    Wikileaks is not leaking national secrets, they are leaking information that is due to the world.

    The image you have of Wikileaks is distorted. You speak as if Wikileaks is promoting terrorism, you REAK of fear of it, and thus you speak complete nonsense.

    One last thing I want to point out, because I could really spend all night here tearing your little rant to shreds, Wikileaks has exposed injustice in over 100 countries.

    –I also want to point out that you clearly are just spewing out garbage and not researched fact–

    One staff member in Wikileaks was suspended, and then later quit. He had a difference in opinion, not a bad guy either, and he has also said that he will start a group much like Wikileaks. His problem was that he thought Wikileaks was spending too much time on US leaks. On the other hand, Julian obviously thought that the US leaks were the most important and made the decision to prioritize them over all others. It makes sense when your biggest adversary is the most powerful entity in the world, that if they pose a threat to you, you’d want to get the most important, historically significant, records available for the world to see before anything else, or you could lose the opportunity to do so.

    The main problem is the Democracies around the world are not completely efficient, there are problems with them. Obama said “We must use technology to open up our democracy” and what Wikileaks is attempting to do is create accountability within those democracies and NOT destroy them. It is to allow them to serve their populations better.

    Next time, KMAN, do a little research. PLEASE


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