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.

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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