Global: Bloggers, Online Censorship, Technology, Internet
San Francisco-based CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator O'Brien, who joined the organization in April 2010, has worked globally as a journalist and activist covering technology and digital rights. O'Brien wrote the Information Security chapter for CPJ's 2011 Journalist Security Guide. He has worked as a journalist covering technology and culture for the New Scientist, The Sunday Times of London, and The Irish Times. He was one of the original staff members of Wired UK magazine in 1995, and from 1997 to 2007 co-edited the online newsletter Need to Know, which won a special commendation at the first Interactive BAFTA Awards. In 2005, O'Brien joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation as its chief activist, later specializing in international advocacy for privacy and freedom of expression. That year, he also co-founded the Open Rights Group, a British grassroots digital rights organization, and remains on their board.