Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon

Keynote Speaker: Founding Director of Ranking Digital Rights

Rebecca MacKinnon Biography

Rebecca MacKinnon was the founding director of Ranking Digital Rights (RDR), a program that works to promote freedom of expression and privacy on the internet by creating global standards and incentives for companies to respect and protect users’ rights. RDR’s Corporate Accountability Index ranks the world’s most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies on relevant commitments and policies, based on international human rights standards. In the academic year 2019-2020, she was also a University of California Freedom of Speech and Civic Engagement Fellow and a UC San Diego Pacific Leadership Fellow.

MacKinnon is co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists and was a founding member of the Global Network Initiative. Before launching the Ranking Digital Rights project, she was a senior research fellow (2012-2013) and Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow (2010-2012) at New America. She is also a visiting affiliate at the Annenberg School for Communication’s Center for Global Communications Studies.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, MacKinnon was CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief from 1998-2001 and Tokyo Bureau Chief from 2001-2003. Since leaving CNN in 2004, she has held fellowships at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on the Press and Public Policy, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the Open Society Foundation, and Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. In 2007-08 she taught online journalism and conducted research on Chinese internet censorship at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre, and was a 2013 adjunct lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She received her AB magna cum laude from Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan.

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Rebecca MacKinnon Videos

BUSINESS FORUM 2015: Digital Rights
Censorship clash in China
Rebecca MacKinnon on Press Freedom and the Internet

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All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rebecca MacKinnon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rebecca MacKinnon for your next private or corporate function.

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Rebecca MacKinnon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including News & Media, Technology and Law. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rebecca MacKinnon for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Rebecca MacKinnon can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alison Gopnik, Jimmy Wales and Marco Tempest. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rebecca MacKinnon for an upcoming event.

Rebecca MacKinnon Videos

BUSINESS FORUM 2015: Digital Rights
Censorship clash in China
Rebecca MacKinnon on Press Freedom and the Internet
Rebecca MacKinnon: Let's take back the Internet!

Rebecca MacKinnon News

  • Who's messing with your Internet rights? And who'd tell you if they did?

    This may be one of the central questions of this century, certainly for Americans. It goes to our core values. The First Amendment, freedom of speech. The Fourth Amendment — freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, including of our data. But in the face of threats, perceived or real, some people are willing to give up some of those freedoms, or argue that others should.

  • Ted Talks: We Can Fight Terror Without Sacrificing Our Rights

    Rebecca MacKinnon begins her speech by explaining to the audience that throughout her career, she has worked with various niche writers such as bloggers, journalists, activists and human rights research.

How to book Rebecca MacKinnon?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rebecca MacKinnon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rebecca MacKinnon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rebecca MacKinnon or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Rebecca MacKinnon?

Booking fees for Rebecca MacKinnon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rebecca MacKinnon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Rebecca MacKinnon?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rebecca MacKinnon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rebecca MacKinnon for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rebecca MacKinnon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rebecca MacKinnon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Rebecca MacKinnon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including News & Media, Technology and Law. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rebecca MacKinnon for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Rebecca MacKinnon can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alison Gopnik, Jimmy Wales and Marco Tempest. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rebecca MacKinnon for an upcoming event.

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