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Jillian C. York · August, 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 August, 2008

Western Sahara: Goodbye Peter Van Walsum

Western Sahara Info reports that the mandate of Peter Van Walsum, personal envoy of the UN secretary-general for Western Sahara, has not been renewed.

Moroccans at the Paralympics

The View from Fez informs us that Morocco will send 18 athletes to the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. The delegation is comprised of 14 runners, 4 weightlifters, and 12 officials.

Morocco: Daylight Savings Fail

Nomadic Morocco remarks upon Morocco's decision to roll back the clocks early. The country, which instituted Daylight Savings Time this summer for the first time in several years, is changing...

Morocco: Tanjia, a Marrakshi Specialty

Moroccan blogger LoveFrom1stBite shares the recipe for (and photos of) her favorite Moroccan dish, tanjia.

Palestine: Rejoice Over Prisoners’ Release

Palestinians are rejoicing today in the release of 199 prisoners from Israeli prisons. The release was announced last Monday, and was likely timed according to Condoleezza Rice's arrival in Israel...

Morocco: Rural Life

Près du puits, in a post entitled “Two Kids, Twelve Cows, and a Swing,” shares the trials, tribulations – and entertainment – of Morocco's rural poor.

Morocco: Changing the Mentality Toward Traffic

A Moroccan About the World Around Him shares an interesting tale of two youth trying to make a difference in the Casablancan mentality toward jaywalking.

Morocco: Blogosphere Citizenship

Eatbees, a foreign member and upstanding citizen of the Moroccan blogosphere, shares a piece of his interview with blogoma researcher Rebecca Robinson.

Morocco: China in the Olympics

Innocent Whispers remarks upon China's role in the Olympic Games.

Morocco: Olympic News Flash

The View From Fez is providing continuous updates on Morocco's Olympic success. The latest news: Bitissam Lakhouad and Siham Hilali have qualified for the first round of the women's 1500m.

Morocco: Early in Oued Mgatel

French transplant to Morocco Près du puits explains why she's always an hour early in her small town of Oued Mgatel.

Morocco: Mourning Darwish

Laila Lalami laments the passing of Mahmoud Darwish, and a missed opportunity to hear him read.

Morocco: Noor vs. The Olympics

BensoBlog v2.0 [fr] jokes about how the television show Noor has surpassed the Olympics in popularity.

Morocco: Tragedy Strikes

The View From Fez reports the tragic story of a family that drowned near Tangier, Morocco last week. The accident occurred when two young girls were playing near the dam...

North Africa: Bringing Home the Medals

In the run up to the 2008 Olympic Games, there was much speculation on how the Middle East and North Africa would fare. Although Turkey is the only Middle Eastern...

Olympic Hijab Style

British blog Hijab Style shares photographs of Olympians who wear hijab, including Bahrain's Ruqaya al Ghasra and Yemen's Waseelah Fadhl Saad.

Morocco: An American Experience

Hicham, who just returned from a teacher training in the United States, shares his experience living in America.

Morocco: Bus Crash Kills 8, Injures 40

The View From Fez shares the sad story of a recent bus crash in Morocco in which 8 passengers were killed, and forty more were injured.

Morocco: Saida Fekry's Return

cinema and movies discusses the return of Moroccan singer Saida Fekry, who has been studying film in America.

Morocco: Psychedelic Chicks

Marrakech Xanthe spotted some psychedelic-colored baby chicks in the medina today and shares photos of the multicolored poultry.

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