Snapshot: Jose Jara (.pe)

TUNIS, Tunisia

"Internet for personal development, that should be the key axis of the debate. In Peru, there is still many people who have no access... having a laptop like this one is a luxury for most people there..." This Peruvian TV journalist finds the debate to be too general, and without practical outcomes. There should be less discourse and more action, he feels. "Rich countries should "government" in this glossary). As a general rule, "state" should not be capitalised.

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Jose's main interest is to see if there will be any practical outcomes at all from the debate on reducing the technology gap. He sees improvement in the access of the poor to the internet as having a huge development potential:

"Internet for personal development, that should be the key axis of the debate. In Peru, there is still many people who have no access... having a laptop like this one is a luxury for most people there..."

Jose Jara is a journalist, commissioned by Peruvian TV Canal "Canal N" to cover the Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

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So far, Jose finds the debate to be too general, without practical outcomes. There should be less discourse and more action, he feels. "Rich countries should state clearly how they will facilitate the access of the poor to the internet."

Equally general and vague he found the discourse of Kofi Annan, during the WSIS plenary session on Wednesday 16th. "Too diplomatic, he didn't mention the issue of American (US) control over the internet and needs to change it!".

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