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Jillian C. York

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

19 August 2014

Humans of New York Series Inspires Intimate Portraits of Life in Iraq and Around the World

The Bridge

Following the lead of the popular "Humans of New York" photo project, "Humans of..." sites have proliferated across the globe. Jillian C. York explores this "visual take on travel writing."

19 July 2014

The World Stands With Palestine: Protests On Every Continent

Protests have sprung up in numerous cities around the world to support Palestine and call for an end to the ongoing attacks. Here are photographs from some.

18 March 2014

Is There Anything More Public Than Twitter?

The Bridge

What are the ethics of publishing a tweet without permission? A Buzzfeed report on sexual assaults stirs trouble in the twitterverse.

1 April 2013

Al Jazeera: Amplifying (Global Voices) Women's Voices

Global Voices women rose to the challenge when Al Jazeera's Opinion editor announced he wished to flip the gender ratio that typically rules in the media, publishing 80/20 in favor...

18 November 2012

Palestine: Social Media in Conflict, Four Years On

Back in 2008, during Israel's attack on Gaza that left more than 1,400 (more than 700 of whom were civilians) dead, individuals the world over took to social media to...

15 August 2012

#DearEgyptAir, Better Service Please

Over the past few years it has become apparent that, if one has a loud enough voice and a big enough audience—not to mention a good sense of humor—social media...

16 July 2012

World: Is a Declaration of Internet Freedom What the Internet Needs?

More than a week after rights groups unleashed the Declaration of Internet Freedom, the blogosphere continues to weigh in on the document.

5 July 2012

Global: The World Talks Back to Nick Kristof

New York Times journalist Nick Kristof has found himself in a bit of hot water with the global blogosphere after two recent articles on Iran and Africa.

15 March 2012

Syria: “The Day We Knew What It Meant to Be Syrian”

Today marks the first anniversary of the uprising in Syria. On Twitter, Syrians and their allies utilized the #Syria and #March15 hashtags to commemorate the day, remember the country's martyrs,...

17 February 2012

Arab World: Mourning Anthony Shadid

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...

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