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Title: Public access ICT across cultures : diversifying participation in the network society
Authors: Proenza, Francisco J.
Keywords: ICT4D
INTERNET ACCESS
INTERNET CAFES
COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
DEMOGRAPHIC ASPECTS
RURAL COMMUNITIES
DISTANCE LEARNING
NON-INSTRUMENTAL USES
INFORMATION NETWORKS
EMPOWERMENT
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
SELF DETERMINATION
CONNECTIVITY
VULNERABLE GROUPS
Date: 2015
Publisher: IDRC, Ottawa, ON, CA
Abstract: Public access venues – most often Internet café in cities and state-run rural telecenters – are places where people can use computers and the Internet. This volume offers the first systemic assessment of the impact of shared public access in the developing world, with findings from 10 countries in South America (Argentina, Chile, Peru), Asia (China, India, Malaysia, Thailand), and Africa (Cameroon, Jordan, Rwanda). The book documents the impacts of public access, positive and negative, on individuals, on society and networks, and on women, and examines the policy implications of findings.
Description: Co-published with The MIT Press
ISBN: 978-1-55250-569-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/54174
Project Number: 107613
Project Title: Strategic Communications for the Information and Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (INASSA) and Information and Network Programs
Access: Open Access
Copyright: International Development Research Centre and Contributors
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0) International License.
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