Rebecca MacKinnon

New America Foundation

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Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and founder of Global Voices Online; author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom; Visiting fellow at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy; former CNN Beijing Bureau Chief and correspondent (1998-2001), she started working there in 1992

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During Vice President Joe Biden's recent visit to China, he complained to the highest officials about the treatment of western reporters.

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There's a major battle on Capitol Hill involving big money with Republicans and Democrats on both sides of the issue.

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