News & commentary

Over the past three years I have been a frequent social commentator for international news organisations and media outlets. I have also given lectures on Iceland’s political and economic situation, in Norway, Sweden and Italy.

I have written a number of articles about Iceland for the Associated Press, which were syndicated in thousands of news outlets around the world. These are available for purchase from the Associated Press. I have also assembled a number of clips here.

LECTURES AND TALKS

19-21 March 10
Speaker at the Gräv 2010 conference in Stockholm, organized by the Association of Swedish Investigative Journalists.

1-5 October 09
Guest at the Internazionale Festival in Ferrara, Italy. Spoke about Iceland’s economic meltdown in a panel discussion titled Iceland: a Bankrupt Paradise.

9 September 09
Speaker at the 999 social media conference in Reykjavík.

21-22 March 09
Invited by SKUP – The Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Journalism to speak on a panel about Iceland’s economic meltdown, in Tønsberg, Norway.

PRESS AND MEDIA

11.03.15
Interviewed by PRI’s The World for a story on Iceland and tourism.

07.03.15
Was quoted in an article in Canada’s La Presse about gender equality in Iceland.

18.06.15
Interviewed for a story in the BBC on Iceland’s genealogical database.

12.07.10
Quoted in a Financial Times article.

20.04.10
Interviewed on the Swedish radio programme Medierna about the crisis in the Icelandic media.

19.04.10
Interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s World Tonight.

01.03.10
Interviewed live on Woman’s Hour on BBC radio 4.

22.02.10
The Iceland Weather Report was mentioned in an article in The Guardian.

08.01.10
Interviewed on the BBC series History of Now: The Story of the Noughties.

06.01.10
The Iceland Weather Report was quoted in the Financial Times, in an article about the Icesave debacle affair.

29.10.09
I was quoted in the Irish Times, in an article about the Icelandic protests.

28.10.09
Interviewed by RAI radio in Italy, on the programme Voices from Around the World.

27.10.09
Interviewed by the BBC World Service about the departure of McDonald’s from Iceland.

04.10.09
Interviewed by Italian geopolitical magazine Limes.

04.10.09
Interviewed by RAI Televideo in connection with the Internazionale Festival.

03.10.09
Interviewed by RED TV in Italy in connection with the Internazionale Festival.

03.10.09
Interviewed by RAI News 24 in Italy, in connection with the Internazionale Festival.

30.09.09
Quoted in an article in the Wall Street Journal.

30.08.09
Interviewed for the BBC programme Working Lunch.

24.08.09
The Weather Report was quoted in a column in the San Francisco Chronicle.

18.08.09
Interviewed on Europe Today for the BBC World Service. The Weather Report was quoted in The Guardian and Germany’s Freitag.

17.08.09
The Weather Report was quoted in the Financial Times and The Telegraph.

17.08.09
Interviewed on PRI’s The World, broadcast throughout the United States.

24 and 25.04.09
Interviewed on two consecutive days by CBC Newsworld in Canada, about Iceland’s elections.
[No video available.]

23.04.09
Interviewed by Neue Zürich Zeitung in Zürich, Switzerland.

22.04.09
The Weather Report got a stellar write-up in the Suddeutsche Zeitung, in the column “Wie die Welt Bloggt”.

25.03.09
Interviewed in China’s Bejing News.

23.03.09
Interviewed by Norwegian Radio NRK on the programme “Sånn er livet”.

10.02.09
Participated in a live 30-minute panel discussion on Iceland’s economic collapse on the Worldfocus radio show, broadcast across the USA.

05.02.09
Featured in a clip on BBC World.

30.01.09
Featured in a clip on CBC World, discussing the collapse of Iceland’s government live with Nancy Wilson. [No link available.]

08.12.08

Apparently the IWR was quoted in the print edition of Swedish paper Affärsvärlden, or so claimed the Central Bank.

21.11.08
Interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland, by Lesley Riddoch on her programme Riddoch Questions.

18-24.10.08
Quoted in an article in Marianne magazine [France].

10.10.08
Interviewed live on The Takeway radio show, broadcast on WNYC in New York City.