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.
- 2006 Briefing Booklet (462 Kb), 8 pages presentation with little but worthy information
- RSS feed for the World Information Access Project’s newslog
- Report finds growing inequality across global information society
- Global digital divide grows wider, UW research finds
[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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