Category Archives: Iceland Airwaves Interview

Icelandic Culture: Online freedom of expression and net neutrality in Iceland and U.S. (listen)

We’ve had a great time covering Iceland Airwaves and discovering and reporting on Icelandic culture. Here’s an Icelandic cultural interview culled from our time there. Be sure to stay tuned for our final radio documentary, which will air on WCRX-FM 88.1. Visit our Iceland Airwaves blog to read/hear more from our time in Iceland.

Following the discovery of mass government surveillance, the conversation surrounding Internet freedoms and amnesty from regulation changed. It was a tangible aspect of understanding the neutrality debate centers around legislation. In Iceland, laws were implemented to protect the spread of information and whistleblowers online. In the U.S., Internet providers are seeking to expand their profits by controlling browsing speeds. Listen to interviews with the executive director of the Icelandic Modern Media InstituteGudjon Idir and anthropologist studying information politics related to Icelandic data centers, Alix Johnson.

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Icelandic Culture Preview: Icelandic Soccer, Tune In To WCRXFM Today at 2 for a Festival Preview

Missed our Iceland Airwaves preview show on Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and Icelandic culture? Tune in TODAY to WCRX 88.1 FM or WCRXFM.com beginning at 2 p.m to hear the rebroadcast. Here is one of the preview stories. On Nov. 4, students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the fest and more. Follow their journey here.

As soccer has become a full year sport in Iceland, this past year Holy Cross College from Notre Dame Indiana had a player make it big, being signed to the Icelandic Soccer Association. Listen as Nikolas Jelicic talks about his experience playing for Iceland this past year.

Iceland Airwaves Preview: The Icelandic Language (Listen)

We’re heading to Iceland Airwaves! Students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the festival, Icelandic culture and more, beginning Nov. 5.  Follow their journey here. Check out a preview story below.

The Icelandic language at a glance to anyone who doesn’t know it, is strange and intimidating. But to Icelanders it’s a thing of poetry and beauty, it’s a national pride. Listen as Thorhaller Eythorsson and Torfi Tulinius, professors of linguistics at the University of Iceland, discuss the languages long history, and how over the last 800 years it’s resisted outside influences and remained purely Icelandic.