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Jillian C. York · September, 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 September, 2008

Blogger of the Week: Sami Ben Gharbia

This week's Blogger of the Week is none other than Global Voices Advocacy Director Sami Ben Gharbia, known for his dedication to the fight against oppression and censorship. Sami is...

Morocco: Rural Women

Peace Corps volunteer Duncan Goes to Morocco explains what life is like for women in the rural community where he lives.

Morocco: Schools Closing

The View from Fez reports that the Moroccan government plans to shut down 60 Qur'anic schools around the country, all of which are associated with Sheikh Mohamed Ben Abderrahman Al-Maghraoui,...

The Blogma's Whims

A Moroccan About the World Around Him presents his take on the power of the Moroccan blogosphere.

Moroccan Blogger Mohammed Erraji Acquitted

The Blogoma, or Moroccan blogosphere, was buzzing today over news of Moroccan blogger Mohammed Erraji's acquittal. Erraji was arrested last week for writing that the king's charity toward his people...

Morocco: Training Online Journalists

The View from Fez [en/fr] notes that Morocco will soon provide online journalism training for its print journalists. The trainings are supported by the U.S. Embassy and financed by the...

Jordan: Killing Firefox

Jordanian blogger Qwaider writes of his prediction that Chrome will eventually outdo Firefox in the browser wars.

Moroccan Bloggers Strike for Erraji

When Moroccan blogger Mohammed Erraji was arrested last week, the blogoma's thoughts turned immediately to the case of Fouad Mourtada, the young man arrested earlier this year for impersonating Prince...

Morocco: Police Officer Shot by Member of Royal Family

After months of relative quiet in the Moroccan blogosphere, two incidents have everyone talking. One, of course, is the recent case of Mohammed Erraji. The other is the recent news...

Morocco: Mohammed Erraji Provisionally Released

Today, Moroccans rejoiced at the news that Mohammed Erraji, the blogger who was arrested and quickly jailed, has been let out on bail. But the rejoicing was short-lived, as bloggers...

Morocco: Mainstream Media Coverage

A Moro in America remarks upon the mainstream media coverage given to Mohammed Raji's case and what effect it might have on Moroccan press freedoms.

Morocco: The Cost of Ideas

A Moroccan About the World Around Him ponders the cost of ideas, and attempts to explain why Mohammed Raji was given a hand of such swift (in)justice.

Morocco: An Inside View of Mohammed Raji's Trial

Ibn Kafka offers [fr] an inside view of Mohammed Raji's trial, explaining that Raji was not given the opportunity to defend himself, nor was he permitted defense by a lawyer.

Morocco: Understanding Mohammed Raji's Sentence

Less than a year ago, Global Voices noted Morocco as the “liveliest free speech zone in Muslim North Africa.” And yet, journalists are all too frequently fined or arrested, and...

Morocco: Blogger Arrested, Sentenced Immediately

This morning, it was reported by the electronic news site Hespress [ar] that blogger Mohammed Raji was arrested in his home in Agadir. An article that Raji had posted on...

Chrome Welcomed with Accolades and Controversy in the Middle East

On Tuesday, Google joined the browser game by launching its very own browser, Chrome, to positive accolades and a bit of controversy. The free browser, which is currently only available...

Syria: Love of Twitterfox

Syrian blogger أدهم [ar] shares a love of the Firefox plugin Twitterfox, stating that Firefox “continues to shine” with its add-ons.

Syria: Sarkozy and Assad's dinner

sasa shares a photo of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dining with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and divulges where the presidential duo shared a meal.

Palestine: No Student Associations

Rebellious Arab Girl explains her dislike for student associations in a humorous account of her involvement in an Arab student group.

Morocco: Welcoming Ramadan

Ramadan comes but once a year, and Moroccan bloggers are gearing up for the month ahead by sharing recipes, photos, and their thoughts on Morocco's imams spotting the moon a...

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