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Jillian C. York · May, 2007

I am a writer, activist, researcher, and blogger. I serve as Director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and write for several platforms, including Al Jazeera English and The Guardian.

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Latest posts by Jillian C. York from May, 2007

Morocco: YouTube is Back; Maroc Telecom Subscribers are Elated

MidEastYouth broke the news this evening that YouTube, which had been blocked by Maroc Telecom, Morocco's leading internet provider, has been restored to subscribers. It seems that the blogging community,...

Update on YouTube in Morocco

Although no cause for the blocking of YouTube by service provider Maroc Telecom has been ascertained, the current speculation is, as Moonlight mentions, is: La raison de cette censure serait...

Morocco: YouTube is Blocked, and the Blogoma is Not Happy

It seems that censorship is on the rise again in Morocco. After last year's blocking of Livejournal and Google Earth, the blogoma erupts as YouTube is added to the censure...

Morocco blocks popular video site YouTube

Early this morning, the news broke across the blogosphere that Morocco has joined the ranks of countries like Iran and Tunisia, which already block YouTube. A Moroccan in Washington D.C....

Morocco's UN Refugee Office Closes its Doors

Cat in Rabat reports that The United Nations Refugee Office in Morocco has closed its doors after African migrants stormed the building on Saturday. “They were demanding financial assistance for...

Morocco: The Week of Firsts

It was a week of firsts in Morocco - with the first French Minister of Moroccan descent, the first newspaper and the first wine store. Jillian York has more in...

Morocco's first English-language newspaper

The View from Fez was the bearer of good news this morning, informing us that Morocco has finally released its first English-language print newspaper. Although international papers are available in...

More on Representation in Morocco

“Sometimes, a scarf is just a scarf, it's not a symbol for a country,” says Laila Lalami, recounting a reading she recently did of her book, Hope and Other Dangerous...

Morocco: How to Best Represent One's Country

With the increasing popularity of blogging comes a debate about how to represent one's country, or in many cases, the country in which one is currently living. This week, Jillian...

Morocco: French Elections Edition

Morocco, as a former protectorate of France, is still well connected to the country. Beyond French cars and French baguettes, Morocco's law and education systems are influenced by France, and...

Morocco: Linguistics, Music Videos, and the Merits of Hymenorrhaphy

This week, the English-language Moroccan blogosphere discusses diverse issues such as hymen reconstructive surgery and Arabic music videos. Jillian York summarizes this week's posts.

Morocco: Naming laws, springtime quiet and Sufi music

Although Spring maybe quiet in Morocco as locals dip into specially prepared cuisine, bloggers are busy debating naming laws for new Moroccan parents in The Netherlands and and basking in...

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