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Jillian C. York · January, 2008

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. I am also a volunteer representative for the Global Voices Board of Directors.

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Latest posts by Jillian C. York from January, 2008

28 January 2008

Morocco: The Big Cities

Morocco is well-known for lots of things: mint tea, couscous, a film mostly unrelated to the country...And of course, its big cities, several of which were the topic of posts...

24 January 2008

Morocco: Censorship Update

2006 was a rough year for Moroccan internet freedoms, with several sites being blocked; 2007 wasn't much better with sites that were previously open becoming only sporadically accessible. Moi, dans...

22 January 2008

Morocco: Ashoura and Fashion

Morocco is celebrating Ashoura, the 10th day of the month of Moharram (which is the first month of the Hijra calendar year). In other news, dress was a prominent subject...

16 January 2008

A Muslim Britney Spears?

As if the media circus surrounding her wasn't enough, the latest news is that Britney Spears will be considering converting to Islam in order to marry her Pakistan-born paparazzo boyfriend,...

11 January 2008

Morocco: Happy (Islamic) New Year!

After celebrating the advent of 2008, Moroccan bloggers now have something else to get excited about...the beginning of 1429 in the Hijra calendar.

7 January 2008

Morocco: The Freedom to Blog

Morocco is often touted as one of the freest of the world's majority-Muslim countries. Women enjoy nearly equal rights to men, the press is comparatively liberal, few websites are banned,...

4 January 2008

Morocco: Celebrating the New Year, Part 2

In my last post, I looked at Moroccan bloggers' wishes for 2008. Here is another look at the blogoma's hopes and dreams for the new year.

3 January 2008

Morocco: Happy New Year!

Shortly after Eid al-Adha commenced, Moroccan residents are ready to celebrate the new year. Although New Year's Eve in Morocco is a bit more low-key than the holiday in Europe...

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