Rebecca MacKinnon · December, 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 December, 2005

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session1

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to GV05 Session 1: The state of Global Voices. (23MB – 49mins): Overview...

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session2

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to GV05 Session 2: Best of both worlds (27MB, 57 mins): Much is...

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session 3 Part 1

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to Part 1 of Session 3: What makes a successful blogosphere? (25MB, 52...

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session 3 Part 2

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to Part 2 of Session 3: What makes a successful blogosphere? (19MB, 40...

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session 4 Part 1

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to Part 1 of Session 4: The future of the Global Conversation (21...

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session 4 Part 2

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to Part 2 of Session 4: The future of the Global Conversation (24...

Global Voices Summit: Emergence of a Conversation Community

  13 December 2005

(photo by Beth Kanter) Thanks to everybody who participated – both in person and online to make our Global Voices London Summit such a stunning success! The conversation was so intense that few people noticed a movie star sitting quietly in the back of the room, listening intently to what...

Global Voices Summit: Join us Saturday online!

  9 December 2005

(Cartoon by Hugh Mcleod) In just a few hours, bloggers from the Global Voices community plus a number of groupies, fans, and supporters will be gathering for the Global Voices London Summit This site has gone a long way since a smaller group of us got together a year ago…...

Global Voices Seeks Managing Editor

  2 December 2005

Global Voices is growing fast! We are now looking to hire a full-time Managing Editor. THE JOB: This person will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day content flow on the Global Voices blog, run regular online editorial meetings, manage the work of our rapidly expanding international team of Regional Editors and...

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