"Prior to joining CPJ in April 2010, O'Brien 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 and NetMedia's European Internet Journalist of the Year award for 2001. In 2005, O'Brien joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation as their 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. He is based in San Francisco." 
- Internet Advocacy Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
Resources and articles
- Committee to Protect Journalists Staff, organizational web page, accessed April 2, 2012.