Birgitta Jónsdóttir

MP, Iceland's Pirate Party

Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Birgitta is a politician (poetician) and an activist member of the Althing, the Icelandic parliament, formerly representing the Citizens' Movement which she co-founded in the wake of the Icelandic financial crisis and The Movement, but now representing the Pirate Party. Her district was the Reykjavik Constituency South for the Civic Movement, but the South West for the Pirate Party. She was elected to the Icelandic parliament in April 2009 on behalf of a movement aiming for democratic reform beyond party politics of left and right. Birgitta has been an activist and a spokesperson for various groups, such as WikiLeaks, Saving Iceland and Friends of Tibet in Iceland. She also co-founded International Modern Media Institute with a group of 21st legislative transformation enthusiasts and experts, and she currently serves as the chairman of its board.
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