Rebecca MacKinnon is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where she is co-founder of the online citizens media project, Global Voices Online. She speaks and writes frequently on global participatory media as well as on issues related to the Internet in China. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Rebecca worked for CNN in Northeast Asia for over a decade, serving as CNN's Beijing Bureau Chief and Correspondent from 1998-2001 and as Tokyo Bureau Chief and Correspondent from 2001-03. She has also covered major news events in North and South Korea, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
Before joining CNN in Beijing in 1992, Rebecca was a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan, where she also worked as a freelance journalist for a number of publications, including Newsweek. Originally from Tempe, Arizona, Rebecca graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where she majored in Government with a focus on international relations.
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