Jillian C. York · February, 2012

Latest posts by Jillian C. York from February, 2012

Arab World: Mourning Anthony Shadid

  17 February 2012

On February 17, the tragic news that New York Times Middle East Correspondent Anthony Shadid had passed away in Syria at the age of 43, reportedly as a result of a severe asthma attack triggered by an allergy to horses, saddened news readers the world over.

Saudi Arabia: Fate of Journalist Hamza Kashgari Hangs in the Balance

  12 February 2012

Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari set off a social media firestorm last week when he tweeted an imaginary conversation with the Prophet Mohammed, causing the young man to flee the country in the face of threats. Now, social media users debate Kashgari's fate as he faces extradition from Malaysia.