By Patrick J. Brunet
Ethics and the web in West Africa
The complete global is at the moment present process a interval of profound swap led to via the improvement of the global info and communications community, the net, which impacts each sphere of social existence. This e-book focuses particularly on moral questions regarding using the net in West Africa. It examines the style during which the unfold of the net in Africa increases severe moral concerns; concerns that are supposed to be pointed out to make sure that, sooner or later, the difference and integration of net know-how might be suitable with the advance of Africa.
The study at the back of this booklet which used to be conducted through box surveys, specializes in 5 countries in West Africa: Anglophone—The Gambia and Ghana, and 3 Francophone—Burkina Faso, Cote d’Iviore, and Senegal. for every county, a portrait of web clients’ moral behaviors used to be effectively created. The publication demonstrates how the web, via advantage of its content material and know-how, is growing an upheaval within the perform and modes of communique inside of African groups. The e-book concludes with a proposed moral version for the assimilation of the web which can function a reference for improvement rules in all of the respective nations surveyed and, extra commonly, all through Africa.
This paintings is the results of a examine venture initiated by way of the Dakar workplace of Canada’s overseas improvement study Centre (IDRC), in collaboration with Ottawa University’s division of verbal exchange.
A Co-publication with IDRC.