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Jillian C. York · February, 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 February, 2011

21 February 2011

Arab World: The Great Social Media Debate

For months it seems, a debate has been raging over the role of social media in demonstrations. More recently, that debate has focused on Tunisia and Egypt, where sites like...

Morocco: Portraits of a Protest

Few captured the February 20, 2011 protests in Morocco as beautifully as Omar El Hyani, whose photos from Rabat were linked to by The Nation and posted on the blog...

Morocco: Explaining the Protests

Yesterday marked what many called Morocco's “Day of Dignity," with protests across the country. Bloggers explain why some Moroccans have taken to the streets.

Libya: Amidst Spotty Internet, Some Send Missives

Just twelve hours after a disappointing speech from Muammar Gaddafi's son, Libyans are still going strong, and continue to protest. With both phone service and the Internet in flux, many...

20 February 2011

Morocco: In Marrakech, Destruction Amidst Peaceful Protest

Across Morocco, peaceful protests have emerged today, with thousands taking to the streets from Tangier to Fes. In the southern city of Marrakech, however, reports that the protests have turned...

Morocco: Across the Nation, Demonstration

In the broader context of the Arab world, Morocco has one particularly unique feature: Whereas other countries in the region often have two cities of importance, Morocco has six...at least....

19 February 2011

Morocco: “I am Moroccan, and I Will Take Part”

February 20 has been named the day of a "Movement for Dignity" in Morocco. Though Moroccans are torn on the subject of the protests, some have taken to YouTube to...

12 February 2011

Egypt: Cleaning Tahrir

For the past few weeks, as Egyptians "cleaned" their country of a dictatorship, Tahrir Square was full of people, full of joy, and as a result, full of things to...

7 February 2011

Egypt: Our Hero, Wael Ghonim

For days, Egyptians have searched far and wide for Google executive Wael Ghonim, who went missing on January 27. Today, he was released from state custody, and spoke about his...

6 February 2011

Egypt: Dreaming of a Better Tomorrow

As demonstrations in Egypt enter their twelfth day, some are becoming discouraged, but still others have kept high hopes for a positive outcome. In this post, we share Egyptian dreams.

5 February 2011

Bahrain: Valentine's Day or a Day of Anger?

In Bahrain, both online and off, residents have expressed solidarity with Egyptians, even holding a protest at the Egyptian embassy on February 4. Though the rally was largely a solidarity...

Egypt: Tahrir Square Calm Once Again

After two days of violence from pro-Mubarak forces, February 4 brought a new sense of calm to Tahrir Square. Though the day did not end in a Mubarak departure, protesters...

2 February 2011

Egypt: Back Online, a Global Voices Author Shares His Story

With the Internet blackout in place, GV Author Tarek Amr decided--like many Egyptians--to venture into the streets. Here, we share his story.

1 February 2011

Egypt: A Voice in the Blackout, Thanks to Google and Twitter

This evening, a jointly-made product by Google and Twitter has allowed Egyptians to tweet...using their voices. In light of the Internet blackout, the service allows Egyptians to call an international...

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