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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

12 February 2012

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

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...

18 January 2012

Global Online Community Protests U.S. Anti-Piracy Bills

Today, January 18, is an important day for the Internet. Corporate websites, from Google to Twitpic, along with civil society groups and individuals, have all joined together in a common...

7 January 2012

MENA: 2011, a Year of Struggle and Triumphs for Bloggers

With all of the social media successes throughout the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, it would be all too easy to overlook the struggles faced by bloggers and...

13 December 2011

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi Charged, Bloggers Continue Campaign

Eight days after her arrest, Razan Ghazzawi has been charged, according to an article from the Lebanese Daily Star. Bloggers continue their campaign to free her.

Palestine: Mourning Mustafa Tamimi

For more than two years, protests have taken place in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh. This past Friday, activists experienced tragedy when demonstrator Mustafa Tamimi, 28, was killed by...

12 November 2011

Syria: Virtual Sit-In Garners Global Support

As the uprising in Syria enters its eighth month, activists are getting creative to ensure global attention toward the situation does not cease. An initiative by the Sham News Network...

6 October 2011

Tunisia: Arab Bloggers Discuss the Situation in Syria

At the Third Arab Bloggers Meeting in Tunis this week, Syria has been on the minds and lips of many participants. Speakers from Syria are quoted in this piece highlighting...

22 September 2011

World: Mourning the Execution of Troy Davis

The state of Georgia has executed Troy Davis, despite a brief reprieve. Twitter users from around the globe are expressing their feelings about Davis's case, as well as about the...

21 September 2011

World: Twitter Rallies for #TroyDavis

With the execution of Troy Davis looming, Twitter users from around the world rally for clemency. Davis was granted a temporary reprieve, but the cries continue. Jillian C. York reports.

16 August 2011

Egypt: The Verb “To Mubarak”

After a San Francisco transportation provider shuts down mobile networks in anticipation of a protest, Egyptians rallied online in support, noting the similarities between events in Cairo and the Bay...

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