Jillian C. York · April, 2008

Latest posts by Jillian C. York from April, 2008

U.S. Papal Visit: The World Reacts

  22 April 2008

As Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the United States, the media and blogosphere are in a frenzy - primarily due to the sexual abuse scandal that shook the foundation of the American Catholic church six years ago. The Pope addressed the issue in Washington D.C. on Thursday, speaking with victims of sexual abuses, which pleased some bloggers but for others was too little too late.

Morocco: Prison Break

On Monday, April 7, nine men convicted of involvement in the 2003 suicide bombings in Casablanca went missing from a Kenitra prison. Prisoner rights advocacy group Ennassir said that the escape coincided with the beginning of a hunger strike by about 1,000 prisoners across Morocco. A search is underway, but the prisoners have yet to be found. Jillian Yorks brings us reactions from the Moroccan blogosphere.

Morocco: Reintroduction of the bustard

The View from Fez reports that General Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has participated in the release of 5,000 houbara bustards in an attempt to reintroduce the endangered species to Morocco.