People in Surdurland, Iceland.  Editorial credit: Isabel Baldovi /


Iceland is a parliamentary democracy with a long history of upholding political rights and civil liberties. However, links between elected representatives and business interests remain a concern, as does the concentration of private media ownership. Reports of systematic exploitation of immigrant labor have escalated considerably.

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Freedom in the World — Iceland Country Report

Iceland is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide. 


Freedom on the Net — Iceland Country Report

United States is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.