Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America
Rebecca MacKinnon directs the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America. She co-founded the citizen media network Global Voices and authored Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom. MacKinnon previously taught at University of Hong Kong and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and has held fellowships at Harvard’s Shorenstein and Berkman Centers, the Open Society Foundations, and Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she was CNN’s bureau chief and correspondent in China and Japan between 1998 and 2004. A founding board member of the Global Network Initiative, MacKinnon serves on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists.