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Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America

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 Rebecca MacKinnon Biography

Rebecca MacKinnon is a leading voice on issues of privacy, free expression and governance (or lack of) in the digital networks, platforms and services on which we are all increasingly dependent. She is a Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, where she conducts research, writing and advocacy on global Internet policy, free expression, and the impact of digital technologies on human rights. She is author of "Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom" (Basic Books, January 2012). MacKinnon is also co-founder of Global Voices, an international citizen media network.

MacKinnon's 2011 TED Talk on the struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace was chosen by the Huffington Post and TED as one of 18 "groundbreaking ideas that will reshape the world in 2012." The Columbia Journalism School selected her as the graduate school's 2012 Hearst Professional-in-Residence in further recognition of her achievements. She has testified in Congress several times on matters related to global Internet freedom and U.S. policy, is quoted regularly by the world's most influential newspapers, and appears frequently as a commentator about Internet issues on radio and television.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, MacKinnon worked as a journalist for CNN in Beijing for nine years and was Beijing Bureau Chief and Correspondent from 1998-2001, then served as CNN's Tokyo Bureau Chief and Correspondent from 2001-03. From 2004-06 she was a Research Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where she began her ongoing research and writing about the Chinese Internet in addition to launching Global Voices with colleague Ethan Zuckerman. In 2007-08 she taught online journalism at the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. In 2009 she conducted research and writing as an Open Society Fellow, and in the Spring of 2010 she was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton's Center or Information Technology Policy. She also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to promoting and upholding respect for free expression and privacy in the Internet and telecommunications sectors.

MacKinnon received her AB magna cum laude from Harvard University and was a Fullbright scholar in Taiwan in 1991-92. She currently lives in Washington DC.

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Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom

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  • Who's messing with your Internet rights? And who'd tell you if they did?

    This may be one of the central questions of this century, certainly for Americans. It goes to our core values. The First Amendment, freedom of speech. The Fourth Amendment — freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, including of our data. But in the face of threats, perceived or real, some people are willing to give up some of those freedoms, or argue that others should.

  • Ted Talks: We Can Fight Terror Without Sacrificing Our Rights

    Rebecca MacKinnon begins her speech by explaining to the audience that throughout her career, she has worked with various niche writers such as bloggers, journalists, activists and human rights research.

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Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America

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Rebecca MacKinnon Biography

Rebecca MacKinnon is a leading voice on issues of privacy, free expression and governance (or lack of) in the digital networks, platforms and services on which we are all increasingly dependent. She is a Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, where she conducts research, writing and advocacy on global Internet policy, free expression, and the impact of digital technologies on human rights. She is author of "Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom" (Basic Books, January 2012). MacKinnon is also co-founder of Global Voices, an international citizen media network.

MacKinnon's 2011 TED Talk on the struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace was chosen by the Huffington Post and TED as one of 18 "groundbreaking ideas that will reshape the world in 2012." The Columbia Journalism School selected her as the graduate school's 2012 Hearst Professional-in-Residence in further recognition of her achievements. She has testified in Congress several times on matters related to global Internet freedom and U.S. policy, is quoted regularly by the world's most influential newspapers, and appears frequently as a commentator about Internet issues on radio and television.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, MacKinnon worked as a journalist for CNN in Beijing for nine years and was Beijing Bureau Chief and Correspondent from 1998-2001, then served as CNN's Tokyo Bureau Chief and Correspondent from 2001-03. From 2004-06 she was a Research Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where she began her ongoing research and writing about the Chinese Internet in addition to launching Global Voices with colleague Ethan Zuckerman. In 2007-08 she taught online journalism at the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. In 2009 she conducted research and writing as an Open Society Fellow, and in the Spring of 2010 she was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton's Center or Information Technology Policy. She also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to promoting and upholding respect for free expression and privacy in the Internet and telecommunications sectors.

MacKinnon received her AB magna cum laude from Harvard University and was a Fullbright scholar in Taiwan in 1991-92. She currently lives in Washington DC.

Rebecca MacKinnon Videos

  • BUSINESS FORUM 2015: Digital Rights
  • Censorship clash in China
  • Rebecca MacKinnon on Press Freedom and the Internet

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  • How to book Rebecca MacKinnon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rebecca MacKinnon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rebecca MacKinnon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rebecca MacKinnon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rebecca MacKinnon?

    Booking fees for Rebecca MacKinnon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rebecca MacKinnon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rebecca MacKinnon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rebecca MacKinnon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rebecca MacKinnon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rebecca MacKinnon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rebecca MacKinnon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rebecca MacKinnon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rebecca MacKinnon for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Rebecca MacKinnon generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Thiel, Cody Adams, Alison Gopnik, An Phung and Brian Hoffstein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rebecca MacKinnon for an upcoming event.

Rebecca MacKinnon Speaker Videos

  • BUSINESS FORUM 2015: Digital Rights
    Censorship clash in China
  • Rebecca MacKinnon on Press Freedom and the Internet

Rebecca MacKinnon News

  • Who's messing with your Internet rights? And who'd tell you if they did?

    This may be one of the central questions of this century, certainly for Americans. It goes to our core values. The First Amendment, freedom of speech. The Fourth Amendment — freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, including of our data. But in the face of threats, perceived or real, some people are willing to give up some of those freedoms, or argue that others should.

  • Ted Talks: We Can Fight Terror Without Sacrificing Our Rights

    Rebecca MacKinnon begins her speech by explaining to the audience that throughout her career, she has worked with various niche writers such as bloggers, journalists, activists and human rights research.

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