Rebecca MacKinnon asks: How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom at its core, rather than control?

Magna Carta for the Internet

Rebecca Mackinnon believes the internet is headed for a „Magna Carta“ moment when citizens around the world demand that their governments protect free speech and their right to connection.

„The reality is that even in democratic societies today, we do not have good answers for how to balance the need for security and law enforcement on one hand and protection of civil liberties and free speech on the other in our digital networks.“

Looking at issues of privacy, free expression and governance

Rebecca MacKinnon looks at issues of privacy, free expression and governance (or lack of) in the digital networks. A former head of CNN’s Beijing and Tokyo bureaus, Rebecca MacKinnon is an expert on Chinese Internet censorship. She’s one of the founders of the Global Voices Online blog network, which aggregates and translates news around the world that might otherwise go unheard.

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