Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon leads the Ranking Digital Rights project at the New America Foundation. She is author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom (Basic Books, 2012) and co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices Online. MacKinnon serves on the boards of directors of the Global Network Initiative and the Committee to Protect Journalists. She is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and affiliate at the Annenberg School for Communication’s Center for Global Communications Studies. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, MacKinnon reported for CNN from China and Japan for 12 years, from 1992-2004. She has held fellowships at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on the Press and Public Policy and Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the Open Society Fellowship, and Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. In 2007-08 she taught at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

Twitter: @rmack