Rebecca MacKinnon · October, 2005

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 October, 2005

South Asian earthquake blogging highlights

  11 October 2005

As our South Asia editor Neha Viswanathan wrote yesterday, the Sea Eat bloggers who brought you up-to-date infromation about victims, relief efforts, and donation opportunities for the 2004 Tsunami are doing the same thing for the South Asian Earthquake with the South Asia Quake Help blog. They're doing a fabulous...

Tunisian online protest blocked

  4 October 2005

As Tunisia prepares to host the controversial World Summit on the Information Society in November, Tunisian opposition activist Neila Charchour Hachicha informs Global Voices that the online freedom of speech protest site launched by Tunisians on Monday, www.yezzi.org has already been blocked by the Tunisian authorities. The online protest, called...

Bali bombings: Bloggers respond

  2 October 2005

Bali Blog has an eyewitness account from a man named Nick who was not far from the blast. Javajive (written by an American living in Java) says Indonesian TV has been playing the amateur pre-blast restaurant video over and over again: The T.V. stations have put together one of their...

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