May 11, 2011 | By Rebecca Jeschke

EFF Welcomes New International Team Member Jillian York

EFF is thrilled to announce the newest member of our international team, Jillian York. Jillian is the Director for International Freedom of Expression -- an always-critical issue that has come into sharp relief over the last few months with the events in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and beyond.

Jillian comes to us from Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where she worked on the OpenNet Initiative and Herdict projects. Jillian is a longtime blogger and activist, and is well known for her research and insight into Internet filtering at the government level, the policing of content in corporate online spaces, and digital activism. Jillian writes for and is on the board of directors of Global Voices, and is a regular columnist for Al Jazeera.

We are very pleased that Jillian is joining our international team during this critical time for global freedom of expression issues. This year, we've seen how the Internet and social networking tools have given activists around the world new platforms to interact, organize, and spread their message well beyond their countries' borders. But these digital platforms also provide authoritarian governments with ways to expose and potentially retaliate against these activists. This is extraordinarily important work and Jillian will be a valuable resource for EFF and international activists. Welcome Jillian!


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