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Jillian C. York · July, 2008

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 July, 2008

23 July 2008

Morocco: Cooperation with Hungarian Media

Morocco: 50 Reasons Not to Use Plastic Bags

Palestine: Selective Journalism

Following a second bulldozer attack by a Palestinian civilian in less than a month, Palestinian bloggers are frustrated by how local and international media has covered both events, and ignored...

20 July 2008

Morocco: Royal Air Maroc causes a fright

Arabeyes: Moroccan woman refused French citizenship for burqa

Last week a French resident was refused citizenship on the grounds that she was “insufficiently assimilated.” The woman, referred to in the Press as “Faiza M.,” is a Moroccan citizen...

17 July 2008

Morocco: The Reality of Prostitution

Prostitution is the oldest profession in the world. Jillian York tunes into the Moroccan blogosphere to see how some students and women make ends meet.

Morocco to send imams to Europe

Morocco: A different perspective on Samir Kuntar

16 July 2008

Morocco: The Hammam

Morocco: Bring on the Gnaoua!

Every year in June, thousands upon thousands of tourists from around the world and Moroccans from all over the country flock to Essaouira, a small coastal city about 200 kilometers...

Palestine: Obama in the News

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is making headlines this week in the Palestinian blogosphere: partly for his impending visit to the West Bank and partly for his turn on the cover...

14 July 2008

Morocco: Fashion Island

Morocco: Abbas Fourak

MENA: Reactions to the Mediterranean Summit

As over 40 leaders from the Mediterranean region gather in France for the inauguration of the new Union for the Mediterranean, the blogosphere is filled with mixed feelings. Jillian York...

12 July 2008

Morocco's Changing Bodies

As in many developing countries, the food landscape in Morocco is rapidly changing. Obesity and body image, two rarely-discussed subjects, are becoming ever-present issues. Jillian York has the story.

9 July 2008

Palestine: Murder or terror rampage?

"Only Arabs are terrorists" reads the subject heading on a Palestine's blog, referring to the headlines such as "Bulldozer terror rampage in Jerusalem" splashed across Israeli and foreign newspapers after...

7 July 2008

Palestine: Journalist Mohammed Omer awarded, then beaten

Mohammed Omer is a 24-year-old journalist from Rafah, on the Gaza Strip. He was recently awarded the Martha Gellhorn Award for outstanding journalism, but upon returning to Gaza, was detained...

Morocco: An Interview with Sandy McCutcheon

The View from Fez is arguably the most popular English-language blog in Morocco, and one which is oft-quoted on Global Voices. Since its inception in 2005, the blog has had...

5 July 2008

USA: Al Jazeera Blackout?

When Burlington Telecom, owned by the small city of Burlington, Vermont (population 39,000), decided to carry Al Jazeera English, debate sparked amongst its residents, leading some groups to protest for...

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