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Jillian C. York · July, 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.

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Latest posts by Jillian C. York from July, 2008

Israel: Olmert to Resign Following Kadima Primary

Ehud Olmert said yesterday that he will not stand for the Kadima primary in September. According to Al Jazeera English, Olmert said: “I have decided I won't run in the...

Morocco: The View From Fez's News Roundup

The View from Fez provides a weekly news roundup, sharing news of Casablanca's Boulevard des Jeuenes Musiciens as well as the anniversary of King Mohammed VI's accession to the throne.

Palestine: Anger at Young Boy's Needless Death

Israeli troops shot and killed 12-year-old Ahmed Ussam Yousef Mousa during a peaceful protest against the barrier being erected in Nilin. Up to 18 others were injured by rubber bullets...

Arabeyes: Any Legal Foundations for Al Bashir's Indictment?

Since July 14, when the possibility of Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al Bashir's indictment by the International Criminal Court was raised, bloggers around the world have reacted to the matter....

Western Sahara: Eljahoub temporary released

Saharawi-Students provides an update about the trial of Maliha Eljahoub, a Saharawi law student and human rights activist arrested for “criminal charges” in Agadir on July 24. Eljahoub's trial is...

Morocco: Meknes-Tafilalet Film Festival

cinema and movies shares news of the Meknès-Tafilalet Film Festival.

Arabeyes: Palestinians to Sudan

Blogger Ms Levantine discusses Sudan's offer to accept Palestinian refugees.

Syria: In The Economist

The Blog and the Shower remarks on a recent article in The Economist on censorship in Syria.

Arabeyes: Mourning Youssef Chahine

Tributes are pouring in from bloggers from around the Middle East and North Africa, mourning the death of renowned Egyptian film maker Youssef Chahine. Born in Alexandria in 1926, Chahine...

Palestine: Pregnant woman shot

The Palestine Video Blog shares a video about a pregnant woman who was shot by Israeli soldiers in Nablus. (Warning: Graphic images)

Morocco: Where's the tuna?

Margot the Marrakesh Mystic explains why Morocco is experiencing a shortage of canned tuna.

Morocco: Analyzing Obama

Moroccan expat Ibn Kafka [fr] remarks on which Muslims U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama will have his photograph taken with.

A Syrian in Dubai

Dispatches from … the pReSeNt, a Syrian blogger living in the UAE, shares tales of living in Dubai.

Syria: Why plastic surgery?

Maysaloon expresses frustration at the desire amongst some Arabs to have plastic surgery, saying, “Not only do they wish to live like people in the West but they are desperate...

Morocco: Saying Goodbye to Youssef Chahine

Moroccan blogger cinema and movies bids adieu to legendary Egyptian director Youssef Chahine.

Morocco: Rural Life

PRÈS DU PUITS, a French transplant to rural Morocco, blogs about ten things that would make her family's life in Ouled Mgatel, a village outside of Fez, easier. The list...

Morocco: Another perspective on Faiza Silmi

Last week, Global Voices covered the story of Faiza Silmi, the Moroccan woman denied French citizenship for her beliefs and actions (which included, among other things, wearing the niqaab or...

Morocco's Smoking Ban

The View from Fez reports that Morocco has banned smoking in public places. It remains unseen how the law will be enforced.

Western Sahara: Introducing the Sahrawi Blogosphere

On July 5, Global Voices started its coverage of the Sahrawi blogosphere. Jillian York looks at Sahrawi blogs in English this week.

Palestine: Left behind by Obama

As US presidential hopeful Barack Obama wraps up a tour of Israel and Palestine, newspaper headlines all over the world are fixated on the Senator's attention to Israel...and lack of...

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