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Rebecca MacKinnon
Rebecca MacKinnon
Rebecca MacKinnon
Vice President, Global Advocacy, Wikimedia Foundation
This is my Wikimedia Foundation Staff userpage. My volunteer userpage is here My Wikipedia page is here.

About me

Previously I was Founding Director of Ranking Digital Rights, an organization that sets global standards for corporate respect for freedom of expression and privacy online. In 2012 I published a book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom. I served on the Wikimedia Advisory Board from 2007-2012. In 2008 I helped launch the Hong Kong chapter of Creative Commons. In 2007 I participated in Wikimania Taipei. In 2004 I co-founded Global Voices with Ethan Zuckerman. In a previous life I worked for CNN in China and Japan, serving as CNN Beijing Bureau Chief from 1998-2001 and Tokyo Bureau Chief from 2001-2003.

My work

I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in September 2021 as VP, Global Advocacy. In this role, I lead the development of the foundation's global advocacy strategy, and lead a global team working to promote and defend a legal and regulatory landscape essential to the future of free knowledge globally.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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