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Becky Hogge

  • Writer and researcher
  • Freelance
  • 20

    Followers

  • 21

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Research interests

access to toolsaccess to communicationsprivacyactivismwebinternetintellectual property reform

About

Becky Hogge is a freelance writer and researcher. Her writing on information politics, human rights and technology has appeared regularly in UK political magazine the New Statesman, and she has also been published in, among others, Index on Censorship, the Guardian, Prospect, Dazed and Confused and The Face. Becky has produced research papers on internet governance, online campaigning and online markets for various international NGOs and grant-giving organisations, has been on several national awards panels, and has been invited by the UK and other European governments to consult on information policy. Her opinions on internet governance and internet censorship have been broadcast around the world. For two years, Becky was the managing editor, and then technology director, of the award-winning global politics magazine openDemocracy.net. During her time with openDemocracy she helped establish the China environment website chinadialogue.net – the world’s first truly bilingual blog – along with editor Isabel Hilton. In 2007, Becky joined fledgling digital rights advocacy organisation the Open Rights Group, as its first full time Executive Director. Over the next two years, she developed the organisation, taking it from a group at the fringes of political life to one very much at the centre, and more than tripling its income from individual supporters and grant-giving bodies. During this time, she made frequent radio and television appearances and was quoted in every broadsheet and tabloid in Britain. Becky is a committee member of Women in Journalism, a board member of the Open Knowledge Foundation, and sits on the Advisory Councils of the Foundation for Information Policy Research and the Open Rights Group.

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Professional experience

Writer and researcher

Freelance

February 2009 - Present

Executive Director

Open Rights Group

January 2007 - January 2009(2 years)

Technology Director, Managing Editor

opendemocracy.net

January 2005 - December 2007(3 years)

Writer and researcher

Freelance

September 2001 - December 2004(3 years)

Education history

BA Hons Modern and Medieval Languages (Linguistics Major) II.1

Kings College

September 1998 - June 2001(3 years)