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Stundin Editor Plans Further Reporting From Glitnir Files

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Stundin Editor Plans Further Reporting From Glitnir Files

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Jón Trausti Reynisson, editor of Stundin media outlet, has stated that Stundin will publish more reports from the Glitnir files,RÚV reports. A little under a year ago, Glitnir HoldCo ltd., which handles the remaining assets of Glitnir bank, requested an injunction against Stundin for their reporting based on leaked documents from the bank. The Reykjavík capital area district commissioner approved the request in part but both the district court and appeal court Landsréttur have found that Stundin will not have to give up the Glitnir files. Yesterday, Landsréttur also found that further reporting from the files couldn’t be forbidden. The ruling states that Stundin’s coverage had focused on the business dealings of then prime minister Bjarni Benediktsson, as well as people connected to him. There can be no doubt that the reporting was important to the public, especially leading up to elections. The court did not accept that the files could be used to report on financial matters of individuals that didn’t matter to the public.

The Stundin editor is pleased with the results. “If they don’t appeal, we’ll soon start releasing the reports we had yet to make public. We’re already talking about the next steps and will soon start working on more material,” Jón Trausti told RÚV.

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