Latest posts by Rebecca MacKinnon

Global Voices: Finalist for “Innovations in Journalism” Award!!

  25 July 2006

  Winners to be announced Sept. 18 Guidelines | Press Release | 2005 Winners Congratulations to everybody who contributes to Global Voices! We are one of seven finalists for the 2006 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. Here is how the press release begins: Participation, Transparency, New Story-Telling Tools Distinguish...

China: Free Hao Wu!!!

  3 July 2006

We are now on Day 133 since Hao Wu, Chinese filmmaker and Global Voices Northeast Asia Editor, disappeared into detention without charge. We have been doing what we can to keep Hao's case from being forgotten. The WSJ's Geoffrey Fowler now has an in-depth story titled Gray Zone: An Arrest...

Global Voices in Chinese!

  14 June 2006

Last September, Taiwanese blogger Portnoy started translating Global Voices posts into Chinese – not all of them, that would be impossible for one person, but picking and choosing things he thought the Chinese speaking world ought to know more about. Portnoy's translation hobby has now turned into a full blown...

China: Hu's heckler has done this before

  22 April 2006

Roland Soong of ESWN digs up a website indicating that Wang Wenyi, the FLG practitioner who heckled Hu Jintao at the White House on Thursday, has a heckling history: a 2001 photo shows her confronting then-President Jiang Zemin in Malta. Roland also translates results of a Hong Kong Oriental Daily...

China: Hao Wu continues to be held without charge

  14 April 2006

It has now been 52 days. Global Voices Northeast Asia editor, blogger, and filmmaker Hao Wu still has not been charged or given access to a lawyer. We still don't know where he is. (For a collection of articles about his situation please click here.) His sister Nina Wu continues...

MSM Iraq coverage: Bloggers give thumbs down

On Wednesday evening New York Time at the Reuters headquarters in Times Square, bloggers from around the world joined in a live panel debate over whether the media is telling the real story in Iraq. See the Reuters news story summarizing the event here and a blog post about it...

Free Hao Wu!

  20 March 2006

On March 22nd it will be one month since filmmaker and Global Voices Northeast Asia Editor Hao Wu was detained without charge. We appeal to the Chinese government for Hao Wu's immediate release! What happened to Hao? Hao Wu (Chinese name: 吴皓), a Chinese documentary filmmaker who lived in the...

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...

Tunisian blogger dinner

  20 November 2005

On Friday night I had the pleasure of joining the 8th Tunisian Bloggers Meetup, along with fellow WSIS participants Jeff Ooi of Malaysia and Isam Bayazidi of Jordan. After the craziness of the past several days, it was really nice to leave the conference behind, just talk about blogging, and...

WSIS: Circumventing censorship and staying safe

  18 November 2005

Here is a picture from the workshop on secure communications and anonymous blogging conducted by my colleague Ethan Zuckerman, Dmitri Vitaliev of Frontline Defenders, Wojtek Bogusz of the Tactical Technology Collaborative, and Nart Villeneuve of the Open Net Initiative. These guys are basically the dream geek team for free speech...

WSIS: Circumventing Censorship and Staying Safe

  18 November 2005

Here is a picture from the workshop on secure communications and anonymous blogging conducted by Ethan Zuckerman, Dmitri Vitaliev of Frontline Defenders, Wojtek Bogusz of the Tactical Technology Collaborative, and Nart Villeneuve of the Open Net Initiative. These guys are basically the dream geek team for free speech online. They...