World Information Access 2006 Report

Directed by Phil Howard, the World Information Access Project have released the World Information Access 2006 Report.

It’s a pity the information on their site and booklet is still so scarce, as the report looks really worthy. Some key findings:

Finding 1: Key computing and communication technologies are more concentrated in a few countries, not less concentrated.

Finding 2: Civil society around the world has embraced the Internet.

Finding 3: The design and manufacture of information technology still occurs in a small core group of countries.

Finding 4: People in developing countries – especially countries in Latin America – are putting more cultural content online than they are pouring into books.

Finding 5: Internet access in the world’s mega cities is still a luxury for most residents.

Links:

[Via the ICT for Development Observatory]

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2006) “World Information Access 2006 Report” In ICTlogy, #30, March 2006. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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