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April 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

Rebecca Mackinnon

 Rebecca Mackinnon graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelors degree in Government before going on to work at CNN in 1992. Mackinnon started out at CNN as the Beijing Bureau Assistant before becoming chief in 1998 and finally the Tokyo Bureau Chief in 2001. After working with CNN Mackinnon began working with different institutions in their government and journalism departments such as; Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies, and Princeton’s Center for Information and Technology. In 2012 Mackinnon wrote and published her first book entitled Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom.



Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman graduated from Williams College and was affiliated with one of the original Internet sensations Like Mackinnon he has worked with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society on Global Media Attention. Zuckerman was named top Global Thinker by Foreign Policy magazine; he also went on to work wit MIT as the director of Center for Civic Media.


After meeting while working with the Berkman Center both Mackinnon and Zuckerman started Global Voices after getting the idea from an international bloggers meeting at Harvard. What started out as a small international blog grew quickly into what it is today as more and more people began contributing to the site.


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