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Rebecca MacKinnon

After escaping from my former job in TV news, I'm now thrilled to be conversing with the world instead of talking at it as co-founder of Global Voices, whose Board of Directors I presently chair.

I currently live in Washington, DC where I run the Ranking Digital Rights project, based at the New America Foundation. My first book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom, was published in 2012.

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 I co-founded Global Voices with my good friend colleague Ethan Zuckerman.

From 1992-2003 I worked for CNN in Asia. Based in China and Japan, 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

Arab Bloggers Meet in Tunis

On Monday in Tunis, the 3rd Arab Bloggers Meeting kicked off with a day-long public conference. The meeting is co-hosted by Global Voices, Nawaat and Heinrich Böll Foundation and is...

Support Global Voices: Help make the world a more connected place

Even with much support from passionate volunteers, we need financial support to keep this project going and growing. Global Voices has become an incubator for important and innovative projects around...

We are Global Voices. Five years on.

As Global Voices celebrates this fifth year of existence, co-founder Rebecca MacKinnon reflects on how far the we've come—and how far we still have to go.

Hong Kong: GV Editor Oiwan Lam faces court battle over Flickr photo

On May 11th, Oiwan Lam, Global Voices Northeast Asia Editor, committed what she says was a deliberate act of civil disobedience. Writing on the citizen media website InMedia Hong Kong,...

Delhi Summit Reflections: We ARE the People of the Year.

As global voices editors, authors, community members, and allies convened our second annual summit in Delhi this weekend, TIME magazine dedicated its “person of the year” to YOU: people around...

Global Voices Delhi Summit Slideshow

Day 1 of the Global Voices Delhi Summit is well underway and the photos are starting to emerge on Flickr. Here is a slideshow. People are contributing their photos of...

Global Voices Summit begins Saturday!!

If you aren't able to join us in Delhi for Saturday's Global Voices 2006 Summit, please join us online! Information about the schedule, webcast, live online chat, and other information...

Global Voices launches new search function!

Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman and tech guru Boris Anthony have put together a new “Global Voices Web” search using the new Google Co-op platform which enables you to create...

Corporate Social Responsibility: The blogosphere reacts

If you missed the live webcast of Reuters’ Corporate Social Responsible panel yesterday, you can click here to view the full-length archived video. Stephen Frost live-blogged it on the CSR...

Are companies being socially responsible in your country? Let us know!!

On Thursday November 9th, at 6:30pm EST (23:30 GMT / 07:30am Friday Beijing time), Reuters will be hosting a live conversation about corporate social responsibility at its New York headquarters....

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