The Internet and its impact
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CTA. 2005. The Internet and its impact. Spore 117. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47954
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Back in 1999, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) helped launch a competition for research projects on the social impact of communication and information technologies (ICTs) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Back in 1999, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) helped launch a competition for research projects on the social impact of communication and information technologies (ICTs) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The main aim was to identify and evaluate the changes that the Internet is bringing about in different areas that are key to the region s development, among them education, agriculture, governance and the environment. The contest particularly focused on the need to address the digital divide which has barred certain groups, especially in rural areas, from taking advantage of ICTs. The ideas and experiences presented in this book are the product of the eight winning research projects. They examine the social impact of the Internet in the context of schooling, government and public services and look at ways in which access could be improved. The book also contains articles from six experts dealing with issues that include copyright and the Internet, a proposal for franchising telecentres in the region and a description of a project for monitoring Internet policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Internet and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean Edited by M Bonilla & G Cliché Southbound/IDRC, 2004. 436 pp. ISBN 983 9054 37 6 US$30 24 Southbound Northam House 55 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah 10050 Penang Malaysia Fax: +604 228 1758 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.southbound.com.my