Ethan Zuckerman

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Biographical Information

Ethan Zuckerman is director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media and a principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab. With Rebecca MacKinnon, Zuckerman co-founded international blogging community Global Voices and served as researcher and fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where he served as a researcher and fellow for eight years, before coming to MIT in 2011. He writes at

"I'm an activist, blogger and geek, living in Western Massachusetts and working in Cambridge as a research fellow at the Berkman Center. As co-founder of Global Voices, I'm interested in ways that citizen's media can address longstanding biases in the news media. Before working at the Berkman, I helped found Geekcorps, a non-profit organization that shipped geeks to the developing world to run Internet technology trainings. Prior to that, I was part of the team that founded Tripod, one of the early online community companies. When not blogging, researching or making trouble, I help out with Worldchanging, Open Society Institute's Information Program and other fun technology and development projects. My personal blog is “My Heart's in Accra…”" [1]

In July 2010 he noted: "I'm thrilled to announce that the Omidyar Network has made a $1.2 million investment in Global Voices's work. Omidyar is a philanthropic foundation created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam". [1]


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  1. Ethan Zuckerman, Global Voices, accessed February 18, 2011.
  2. About,, accessed February 18, 2011.
  3. Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed June 7, 2013.
  4. Digital Activism Research Project Advisors, organizational web page, accessed December 3, 2013.