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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

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...

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...

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