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.
Latest posts by Jillian C. York from November, 2008
Morocco: Thanksgiving Away from Home
Elizabeth, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, writes about celebrating Thanksgiving so far from home.
Morocco: Caring for the Blind
The View From Fez writes about caring for the blind in Morocco.
Morocco: $31 million for Reforestation Projects
SunnyRaindrops tells us that Morocco plans to spend USD31 million over the next two years on reforestation.
Morocco: Debating the Death Penalty
Abdelilah Boukili debates the death penalty in his blog as a response to the BBC World's Have Your Say program.
Morocco: Hate Crimes on the Rise in the US Following Obama's Election
Myrtus, a Moroccan living in the U.S., is alarmed by the number of hate crimes across the U.S. following Obama's election to the presidency.
Morocco: Doctors Protest Against Remote Assignments
SunnyRaindrops reports that female doctors in Morocco are protesting against being assigned to remote locations.
Morocco: Hemline Indicator
Margot the Marrakesh Mystic correlates the rise of hemlines in Morocco to the changes in the economy.
Morocco: Bloggers Ignored by Film Festival
Allal El Alaoui reports that the Marrakesh International Film Festival ignores bloggers and freelance film critics, as well as, in some cases, Moroccans in general.
Algeria: Boutef vs. Barack
The Moor Next Door shares an article from Le Matin contrasting the election of Barack Obama in the United States with that of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algeria.
Mauritania: Venture Capital
Mohamed Fouad Barrada [fr] ruminates on the introduction of venture capital to Mauritania in the midst of this economic crisis.
Palestinian diaspora blogger We Will Return expresses anxiety over Abbas’ speech to the Palestinian people.
Morocco: Unhappy Internet Users
Blog as I Wanted tells us that users of Moroccan ISP Wana are unhappy with the company's Internet speed.
Morocco: Thriving On Fear
A Moroccan About the World Around Him writes about the recent case of Yassine Belassal, the teenager who modified Morocco's motto (God, Country, King) to idolize his favorite soccer team, FC Barcelona.
Morocco: Silenced Speech
Allal El Alaoui remarks upon the recent ruling that required Moroccan magazine Al Massae‘s editor, Rachid Nini, to pay off a fine of 6 million dirhams.
Syria: Comments on the U.S. Elections
The Syrian blogosphere, particularly the contingent that blogs in English, has been somewhat quiet about the U.S. elections, at least in comparison to its neighbors. It's no secret that many bloggers in the Arab world are frustrated with some of Obama's policies, even if they are glad that some change has come. In this post, we will take a look at three different Syrian perspectives on the recent elections in the U.S.
Syria: On Holograms
Syrian blogger Gardenia shares her opinion on hologram technology.
Morocco: Festival of the Strange
The View from Fez clues us in to Morocco's Festival de l'Etrange (Festival of the Strange), happening in Essaouira in a few weeks.
Morocco: Viewing the U.S. Elections
On the eve of the U.S. elections, the world is atwitter - and Morocco is no exception. Bloggers based in Morocco - both Moroccan natives and foreign residents - are musing over potential election outcomes. While Morocco is also no exception to the world's preference for Obama, bloggers have a lot more to say than "Yes we can!" Jillian C. York gives us a glimpse into this North African nation.
Morocco: French Weekly Banned
A Moro in America reports that L'Express International, a popular French weekly magazine, has been banned in Morocco following alleged “blasphemy against Islam's prophet.”
Morocco: Disappointed in Australia
Vagabondeuse writes of a German family denied entry into Australia because their son has Down's Syndrome.