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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. I am also a volunteer representative for the Global Voices Board of Directors.

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Latest posts by Jillian C. York from January, 2011

31 January 2011

USA: “We Want Our Al Jazeera!”

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....

Egypt: Last ISP Goes Offline, Fears of Losing Mobile Networks

Following a near-blackout of Internet service on January 27, it seems that the last remaining ISP--Noor Group, which has approximately 8% of market share--has now been cut off as well,...

Egypt: On Twitter, the Search for Wael Ghonim

On Twitter, friends express concern for blogger and Google staffer Wael Ghonim, who's been missing since January 27 in midst of the demonstrations in Cairo.

29 January 2011

Egypt in Photographs: From the Streets of Cairo

When not out on the streets of Cairo, human rights activist and Global Voices Advocacy contributor Ramy Raoof has been uploading photographs of demonstrations to share with the world. In...

28 January 2011

Egypt: An Internet Black Hole

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...

23 January 2011

Israel/Palestine: Reacting to the Palestine Papers

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...

16 January 2011

Arab World: After Tunisia, Who's Next?

Following the events in Tunisia that forced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country, netizens across the Arab world are asking: “are we next?”

15 January 2011

Saudi Arabia: Fleeing, Tunisian Ex-President Ben Ali Lands in KSA

As news surfaces that fleeing Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has landed in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Twitter users take to the platform to express their thoughts on the...

12 January 2011

Lebanon: Eleven Cabinet Members Resign, Toppling Government

More big news from the Arab world this evening as Lebanon's government has reportedly collapsed, following the resignations of 11 cabinet members. The cabinet members, all members or allies of...

Morocco: Fassi Cheese

Tunisia: Whisperings of Coup Just Rumor

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...