I am a freelance writer, blogger, and new member of the OpenNet Initiative team at Berkman. I maintain a personal blog, Jillian C. York, and cover Morocco, Palestine and the Western Sahara for Global Voices. You can also find me on the Huffington Post, KABOBfest, and Arabisto.
Latest posts by Jillian York from April, 2008
U.S. Papal Visit: The World Reacts
As Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the United States this week, the media and blogosphere are in a frenzy - primarily due to the sexual abuse scandal that shook the foundation of the American Catholic church six years ago. The Pope addressed the issue in Washington D.C. on Thursday, speaking with victims of sexual abuses, which pleased some bloggers but for others was too little too late.
Canadians for Obama
Canadians, the northern neighbors to the United States, have a lot at stake in the upcoming elections. A plethora of "Canadians for Obama" groups have cropped up on Facebook, including Canadians for Barack Obama, and Canadians Supporting Barack Obama. A website representing Canadian fans of Obama helps to organize Canadian volunteers for Obama's campaign.