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Jillian C. York · January, 2011

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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USA: “We Want Our Al Jazeera!”

  31 January 2011

In the wake of the Tunisian and Egyptian popular uprisings, Al Jazeera has received praise around the globe, yet remains unavailable through cable providers in the United States. Jillian C. York looks at reactions from Americans on Twitter and blogs, and finds that they want their Al Jazeera!

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Egypt: An Internet Black Hole

  28 January 2011

Over the past few days, as protesting Egyptians have utilized social media tools for organizing and disseminating information, they've also come across numerous obstacles to access. Tonight, the biggest barrier yet as the country's Internet access is cut off.

Israel/Palestine: Reacting to the Palestine Papers

  23 January 2011

Today, Al Jazeera English released the first of more than 1,600 internal documents from a decade of the Israel-Palestine Peace Process, dubbed the “Palestine Papers.” The papers released today make public a number of secret negotiations between Chief PLO Negotiator Saeb Erekat and the Israelis, including what Al Jazeera called...

Tunisia: Whisperings of Coup Just Rumor

  12 January 2011

Early Wednesday morning, January 12, reports of a coup in Tunisia spread like wildfire on Twitter. The reports have now been confirmed to be a rumor - spread by the wishful thinking of Tunisians, who have been protesting against the Ben Ali regime since the middle of December.

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