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 January, 2009
Morocco: Skiing in Morocco
Peace Corps volunteer Liz writes about the experience of skiing in Morocco.
Global: Morocco Closes Caracas Embassy
Morocco announced this week that it would close its embassy in Venezuela due to Venezuela's recognition of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the territory also known as the "Western Sahara," over which Morocco asserts its sovereignty.
MENA: Reactions to Obama's Inauguration
Today marked an historic moment in United States history as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President. While Arab support of Obama has been waning over the past few months following the selection of his cabinet and his silence over Israel's attacks on Gaza, across the Middle East and North Africa bloggers still have plenty to say, reports Jillian York.
Morocco: President #44
Moroccan-American blogger Laila Lalami shares her thoughts about the 44th American president on inauguration day.
Palestine: Lies & Murder
Mohammad of the Arab-American blog KABOBfest questions the intentions of Israel's latest ceasefire.
Syria: Sights to Behold
The Blog and the Shower commits a post to the beauty of the Sayyida Ruqqaya mosque.
Morocco: Medical Malpractice
The Magic of My Universe examines the cost of medical malpractice in Morocco in this chilling post.
Syria: Israel & The US
Rime Allaf of the blog Mosaics posts an editorial which questions just how intertwined the Israeli and US governments are.
Morocco: Libya's Coming of Age
A Moroccan About the World Around Him discusses the actions of newly appointed US ambassador to Tripoli Gene Cretz.
Israel: Loving and Hating Yonit Levi
Yonit Levi is the beloved anchorwoman for Israel's Channel 2. Over the past few days, however, she has become a pariah in the blogosphere for her reactions to the current crisis in Gaza, deemed as sympathetic to Palestinians. Jillian York has the story.
Morocco: A Country Divided Over Gaza
As a quorum of Arab leaders convene in Doha today, the world is wondering how their meeting might bring about a cessation of hostilities in Gaza. Yesterday, the news broke that King Mohammed VI of Morocco would not be attending the Doha or any other summit. Blogger react to that, and to the division of public opinion within Morocco, in this piece from Jillian York.
Israel/Palestine: Sderot Woman Speaks Out
The Villages Group: Cooperation in Israel and Palestine posts an entry called “Sderot War Diary,” in which a Sderot resident calls the conflict “not in my name and not for me you went to war.”
Palestine: The Human Shields Myth in Political Cartoons
Palestinian-American blogger Will, writing for KABOBfest, analyzes the incidence of the “human shields” myth in political cartoons relating to Hamas.
Syria: Gaza Analysis
Syrian resident blogger Joshua Landis posts analysis on Palestine's bleak future and Syria's disappointment in Obama on his blog, Syria Comment.
Syria: Calling Gaza
Syria Blog advocates for readers to make calls to people in Gaza.
Morocco: The Mendacity of Hope
A Moroccan About the World Around Him analyzes the actions of US President-Elect Barack Obama in regard to Israel's attacks on Gaza.
Morocco: The Amazigh People
From Warp to Weft shares information about the Amazigh New Year, Yennayer, and of the Amazigh (Berber) people of Morocco.
Global: Online Petitions Launched in Action for Gaza
Once relegated to the realm of paper and signatures, the petition has gained new meaning, with sites like Petition Online allowing anyone to create one. As Israel's attacks on Gaza rage on, bloggers opposed to Israel's actions are using blogs and social media to circulate petitions for a number of specific causes. Others have thought up other innovative ways to make a difference online.
Palestine: “They Don't Know If They Will Live”
Mohammad, based in Ramallah but originally from Gaza, has been keeping readers on KABOBfest abreast with developments in Gaza over the past 17 days, so that the world may hear their stories. Jillian York shares his latest dispatch in this chilling post.
Morocco: On Poverty and Gaza
Duncan Goes to Morocco, a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Morocco, discusses poverty in his village, and the reaction of the village to the incidents in Gaza.
Morocco: “Israel's Road Map for Peace”
A Moroccan About the World Around Him discusses Israel's “road map for peace.”