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.
Latest posts by Jillian C. York from July, 2007
Palestine: The Plight of Women
Instead of the usual political banter, this week's view into the Palestinian blogosphere will focus on women - join Jillian York for a glimpse into what female bloggers (or those blogging about females) are thinking.
Morocco: The Intellectual Capabilities of Sheep
With temperatures reaching 45 degrees and hardly any big news, what on earth are Moroccan bloggers talking about? Well, for one - sheep!
Palestine: Condolences to Dr. Mona El Farra and Many Others
The best blog posts from the Palestinian blogosphere are not always the happiest. While many around the world are celebrating the victory of the AKP in Turkey and the release of the final Harry Potter book, others are suffering, writes Jillian York.
Palestine: Today's Ultimate Sin – Complacency?
"'It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.' The virtuous amongst us try to identify evil, and not do it. However, how often do we consider the act of NOT DOING as evil?" asks blogger Oranges and Olives. A good question among many from this week's post of prolific Palestinian blogs.
Morocco: A Kingly History
While the His Majesty King Mohammed VI is changing the face of the country, former king Mohammed V has been nominated for the title of Righteous Among Nations. More discussion of the royal family, the city of Meknès, and more in this week's Morocco roundup.
Francophone Morocco: On Faith, On Politics
With Ramadan and the 2007 elections looming on the horizon, religion and politics are popular subjects in the blogoma. What is everyone saying? Find out in this week's Francophone Moroccan blog translations.
Palestine: What a Lot of Hair!
KABOBfest is perplexed by the amount of hair growing from Fatah gunman Amjad Halawi's head. Halawi recently emerged after seven years on the lam.
Morocco: A Sad Story
Eatbees blog discusses the terror scare in Morocco and the influence of Saad al-Hossaini, known as “the chemist.”
Morocco's top printer
The View From Fez asks where Morocco's top magazines are printed, and is surprised by the answer – Morocco!
World Ponders the 7 New Wonders
On July 7, 2007, the world elected a list of “New 7 Wonders”. Chosen by global vote via internet, telephone and SMS, many argue that the election was unfair and favored the broadband-connected West (how else would you explain the Statue of Liberty being one of the 21 finalists?). The...
Morocco: Hot Hot Hot
With temperatures rising over 40 degrees Celsius in Morocco, all bloggers can talk about is the heat! Okay, and a few other things. Find out exactly what in this week's post from Jillian York.
Palestine: Peace, War and Swanky Ramallah
What makes Ramallah so desirable and life in Gaza so confusing? And really, what are the limits of freedom? This week, we'll try to find the answers to those questions inside the Palestinian blogosphere.
Morocco: Summer Heat and the Heat of Debates
This week in the Anglophone Moroccan blogosphere, the heat is on as the temperatures rise and bloggers debate about the place of Moroccan Arabic.
A New Association for Helping Sexually Abused Children in Morocco
A Moro in America reports on a new association that will work with sexually abused children: A small group of Moroccans online watched a youtube video about sex tourism in Morocco and how abused Moroccan children are not only the weakest link but also the biggest victims. Everyone upset and...
Morocco: The week in photos
From the capital of Rabat to enchanting Marrakesh to the countryside, Jillian York takes us on a photo tour of Morocco through its bloggers.