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.
Latest posts by Rebecca MacKinnon from January, 2005
What do you think are the most important values that world leaders must hold? Please go to the World Economic Forum blog and share your views.
The World Economic Forum now has a blog. Let the WEF know what you think of it by engaging it in the blogosphere. I'll be one of several Davos bloggers, plus some other blogger/journalist hybrids like me, some people from the tech community, and at least one celebrity (stay tuned...
A video showing the first documented act of protest inside North Korea has emerged. Chalk up several new points against state-sponsored thuggery. Maybe now that they're getting so many Chinese mobile phones in North Korea they can start mobcasting. Serious. I'm not joking.
Curt Hopkins has founded a new watchblog: The Committee to Protect Bloggers. Welcome CPB!!! Global Voices embraces and supports you!!
Daniel Lubetzky of the Onevoice Movement – a citizens’ initiative for Israeli-Palestinian peace – has launched the Onevoice Blog. He says in an email: “We want the blog to become a major destination for all those that want to know what is really happening on Israeli and Palestinian ground so...