Access to information

1000 Brazilian communities in areas of extreme poverty to get telecentres
1000 Brazilian communities in areas of extreme poverty to get telecentres 30 July 2004 RITS

New partners mean that RITS APC member in Rio de Janeiro is drawing up a blue-print for the set-up and operation of 1000 telecentres in municipalities situated in areas of extreme poverty throughout Brazil. This follows RITS’ experience working with the government in Brazil’s largest city to establish over a 100 free public internet access points in marginalised neighbourhoods. RITS (Information Network for the Third Sector) is the São Paolo Prefecture’s partner in one of...

Briefing papers towards Tunis 2005
Briefing papers towards Tunis 2005 30 July 2004 ITeM

In January 2002 the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) convened a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in order to improve access by all countries to information, knowledge and communication technologies to promote development. The first stage of the summit took place in Geneva, from 10-12 December 2003, and the second will take place in Tunis next November 16-18, 2005. Key issues of particular interest to developing countries were largely postponed to the second part of t...

GESAC, SCD, FUST, XPTO … and digital inclusion?
GESAC, SCD, FUST, XPTO … and digital inclusion? 03 March 2004 Carlos Afonso

In many countries (especially the more developed ones), and even amongst the main international organisations, there is consensus that losing the race for universal access to new information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially access to the internet and all its services, also means losing the race for human development. There is also consensus that access alone is not sufficien...

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