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The Role of Telecenters in Development Communication and the Digital Divide - The Journal of Development Communication - Nš 2 Vol. 12 - December 2001
by Everett M. Rogers; Pratibha Shukla

The purpose of the present essay is to describe a different strategy of development and social change than has been pursued in recent decades, informatisation, which may hold great promise for certain nations. Informatisation has potential for bringing about needed social change. Unfortunately, the informatisation strategy often results in greater socioeconomic inequality in society due to differential access to computers. The digital divide may be overcome in the long range through public access provided by telecenters.

Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay: 6 pages
Publisher: Asian Institute for Development Communication (AIDCOM) (2001)
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Language: English
ISSN: 0128-3863

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