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 September, 2007
Morocco: Berbers can be blonde
Major media outlets and bloggers went into a frenzy a few days ago when a blurry photograph taken by a Spanish tourist in Morocco's Rif mountain region showed a small blonde girl bearing a strong resemblance to missing British child Madeleine McCann perched on the back of a Moroccan woman. As it turns out, the photo was not of Maddie but of a 2-year-old Moroccan girl. What do Moroccans think of this matter? Jillian York has the story.
Morocco: Morocco Welcomes New Prime Minister
Following the September 7 elections, Moroccan King Mohammed VI appointed a new prime minister, Abbas el-Fassi, to replace Driss Jettou, who had served in that position since 2002. El-Fassi, who may be best known for a failed business operation involving an Emirati cruise ship (which left many hopeless young men vying for jobs and lead a few to commit suicide), is a member of the winning Istiqlal (Independence) party. Read how the Moroccan blogopshere reacted in this post by Jillian York.
Morocco: Blogger honored in mainstream publication
Prolific Moroccan blogger Larbi (fr) was recently honored as one of “100 who move Morocco” in TelQuel magazine, writes the blogger himself.
Morocco: Opinion on the Jena 6
Blogger Laila Lalami shares her opinion on the ongoing Jena 6 case in the United States.
Syria: What's on the Palate?
Perhaps because it's Ramadan, or because talking about the news is difficult, this week Syrian bloggers are focused on food. From the best recipes to those that make no sense at all, here's a roundup of this week's posts.
Morocco: The King of the Poor?
Moroccans love their king - but do they love his daily budget? And what's going on during Ramadan? Jillian York has this week's update on the Moroccan blogosphere.
Don't hesitate, nominate! Best of the Blogs 2007
It's that time of year again – the time when bloggers put on their finest templates and post their best photos and podcasts, and all for good reason… The BOBs (Best of the Blogs) are here! The awards, run by Deutsche Welle are the largest international weblog awards in 15...
Morocco: Low Voter Turnout
The September 7 Moroccan legislative elections brought surprising results...and surprisingly low voter turnout. What do Moroccan bloggers think about the winning party? Jillian York has the story.
Morocco: More on the Upcoming September 7 Elections
The September 7 Moroccan legislative elections are just one week away. Last week, we heard from Moroccan bloggers about the voting and elections process; this week we'll hear more about the different political parties and expected outcomes.