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Rebekah Heacock Jones

Rebekah Heacock Jones is a Senior Project Manager at the Berkman Klein Center. She currently leads Internet Monitor and has managed or contributed to the Digital Public Library of America planning initiative, the OpenNet Initiative, and a number of other projects related to online content regulation, access to information, and Internet governance. She first joined the Center as a research assistant in 2007 and spent two summers interning with the Center's freedom of expression team before joining the staff full-time in 2010.

Rebekah previously co-directed the Technology for Transparency Network, which documents and maps projects that use online technology to promote transparency and accountability in the public and private sectors. The network is part of the Global Voices Online community, where from 2007-2012 she helped cover the Ugandan blogosphere.

Rebekah has lived and worked in Uganda, where she co-developed and directed a series of conferences on post-conflict development for American and East African college students, and in Kansas, where she was a web producer for the Lawrence Journal-World. She has a Master's degree in International Affairs from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Kansas.

Projects & Tools

Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.

Blogging Common

Blogging Common seeks to capture and present the spirit and wisdom of the blogosphere by surveying bloggers around the globe.

Input to ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Process

The Berkman Center conducted an independent, exploratory study analyzing ICANN’s decision-making processes and communications with stakeholders.


Internet Governance

A multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and extended investigation into the multi-layered system that defines the function, structure, and operation of the Internet. 

OpenNet Initiative

A collaborative project between the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; and…


May 1, 2017

Analyzing Accessibility of Wikipedia Projects Around the World

This study, conducted by the Internet Monitor project, analyzes the scope of government-sponsored censorship of Wikimedia sites around the world. 

Jun 22, 2016


Political Discourse on Iranian Twitter During the 2016 Parliamentary Elections

#IranVotes: Political Discourse on Iranian Twitter During the 2016 Parliamentary Elections” maps and analyzes the content and structure of the Iranian Twittersphere over the…

Dec 16, 2014

Internet Monitor 2014: Reflections on the Digital World

The Internet Monitor project's second annual report—Internet Monitor 2014: Reflections on the Digital World—is a collection of roughly three dozen short contributions that…

Nov 14, 2013

Measuring Internet Activity

A (Selective) Review of Methods and Metrics

"Measuring Internet Activity: A (Selective) Review of Methods and Metrics," authored by Robert Faris and Rebekah Heacock, explores current efforts to measure digital activity…

Aug 1, 2011

Online Security in the Middle East and North Africa

A Survey of Perceptions, Knowledge, and Practice

The recent surge in digital activism that has helped to shape the Arab spring has been met with stiff resistance by governments in the region intent on reducing the impact of…