Rebecca MacKinnon · December, 2004

I am co-founder with Ethan Zuckerman of Global Voices and presently a board member of the organization.

After wandering the earth for many years, I presently live in Washington, DC, where I am an independent writer, researcher and advocate for digital rights. Previously I founded and ran Ranking Digital Rights. My first book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom, was published in 2012. I am also a founding member of the Global Network Initiative and board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Before moving to Washington DC in 2010 I was a visiting fellow at Princeton's Center For Information Technology Policy. In 2009 I was an Open Society Institute Fellow. In 2007 and 2008 I taught online journalism at the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. From 2004-06 I spent three years at Harvard, mainly as a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, which is where Ethan and I started Global Voices.

Before all of that, from 1992-2003 I worked for CNN in Asia including as Bureau Chief in Beijing and Tokyo. I covered stories from Taiwan to Korea (North and South) to Pakistan. I'm fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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Latest posts by Rebecca MacKinnon from December, 2004

Whither BloggerCorps?

  21 December 2004

BloggerCorps has had its first success story in Kentucky: Bob Cornett reports that his education-focused grassroots group has found a local blogger to help them build a blogging strategy, thanks to our site. Unfortunately the other two organizations – in England and the Middle East – have not been so...

Conference Raw Audio Posted

  21 December 2004

Below is the raw audio for all Global Voices sessions. Please note that not everybody spoke clearly into the mike, so some people are more audible than others. For the most complete experience you may want to follow along with SJ's transcripts (session 2 onward). Thanks again to Benjamen Walker...

Manifesto

  17 December 2004

Thanks to the many who have proposed changes and edits, here is the latest version of our Manifesto. Please suggest any further changes on the Wiki, but we hope that we can finalize it by Monday at the latest. We believe in free speech, both in protecting the right to...

Ory on Kenyan blogs

  8 December 2004

Ory Okolloh has written a briefing paper on Kenyan blogs as part of the I&S conference materials here (PDF file). She says that blogging has been a life-changing experience for her, and presents the results of interviews with three other Kenyan bloggers. In the concluding section of her paper Ory...

Thoughts from Jim Moore

  4 December 2004

Jim Moore has passed on the following ideas for “the broadest thinkable agenda for global citizen dialogue…” “a dialogue that will be net-enabled, plus travel and residency grounded, and that will hopefully generate new forms of individual and collective creativity, and perhaps the formation of new organizations and institutions.. What...

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