Rebecca MacKinnon is a writer and advocate for digital rights. Previously, she was founding director of the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America. Author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom, she is co-founder of the international citizen media network Global Voices. She was a founding Board member of the Global Network Initiative and currently serves on the Board of the Committee to Protect Journalists. In the late 90’s and early 00’s she was CNN’s Bureau Chief and correspondent in Beijing and in Tokyo. She lives in Washington, DC.