Becky Hogge

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Becky Hogge
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Becky Hogge (March 2006)
OccupationWriter on technology, politics and music; previously executive director of the Open Rights Group
WebsiteBarefoot into Cyberspace

Becky Hogge (born 1979 in London) is a UK-based music and technology writer and the first full-time executive director[1] of the Open Rights Group, resigning in 2008. She was previously the managing editor, and then the technology director and technology commissioning editor for[2] During her time with openDemocracy she helped establish the China environment website, along with editor Isabel Hilton. She is a former board member of the Open Knowledge Foundation.[3] and a member of its advisory board.

Becky Hogge talks about digital rights and the Open Rights Group

As a writer and commentator, she covers the global politics of technology, open source, and intellectual property rights. She writes a weekly technology column for the New Statesman[4] and openDemocracy[2] and has also written for The Guardian,[5] and Prospect,[6] In 2011 she published a book about the hacker culture entitled Barefoot into Cyberspace: Adventures in search of techno-Utopia.


  1. ^ Open Rights Group: Becky Hogge to be new ORG Executive Director
  2. ^ a b openDemocracy: Becky Hogge
  3. ^ "New Media Knowledge — Brief exposure". New Media Knowledge. 4 December 2006. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  4. ^ New Statesman: Becky Hogge
  5. ^ "Becky Hogge". The Guardian. London. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  6. ^ Hogge, Becky (23 November 2008). "We all need digital privacy". Prospect. Retrieved 13 July 2010.

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