(Updated March 2013)

I am currently a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, where I focus on the intersection of Internet policy, human rights, and corporate accountability. My first book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom, was published by Basic Books in 2012 and received the 2013 Goldsmith Book Prize.

I am currently working with the University of Pennsylvania and Internews on a new project called Ranking Digital Rights, bringing together research partners from around the globe to develop a sound methodology to assess, compare, and ultimately rank the world’s most powerful information communications technology (ICT) companies on free expression and privacy criteria.

I am co-founder of Global Voices Online, a global citizen media network. I serve on the Boards of Directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder initiative to advance principles of freedom of expression and privacy in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese (thanks to two years in a Chinese primary school and parents who made sure I didn't forget what I'd learned), I worked as a journalist for CNN in Beijing for nine years, serving as CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and Correspondent from 1998-2001 and then moved to Japan where I was CNN’s Tokyo Bureau Chief and Correspondent from 2001-03. From 2004-06 I was a Research Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where I started researching Chinese Internet censorship and corporate responsibility issues, in addition to launching Global Voices Online. In 2007 and 2008 I served on the faculty of the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre, where I taught online journalism and conducted research on Chinese Internet censorship. During that time I was also Project Lead for Creative Commons Hong Kong In 2009 I continued my research and writing as an Open Society Institute Fellow, and in the Spring of 2010 I was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy.

Selected writings beyond the blog...

NOTE: THIS LIST WAS LAST UPDATED DECEMBER 2011. For an up-to-date list of publications see my New America Foundation profile page and the articles section of my book blog.

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