Assumptions about the need for a transfer of
knowledge for development purposes are central
within the ICT and development discourse and
justify the existence of a category of people known
as the ʻinformation-poorʼ or ʻknowledge-poorʼ.
Assuming that people are ʻinformation-poorʼ
because they do not have access to the speciﬁc
forms of information that are made available
through ICTs, devalues the information and the
knowledge that these people do have.
21. Obama—Web 2.0 Election
Through forums and social websites such as MySpace and
Facebook, Obama built relationships with his supporters, and
All of his policies were made available online, and updates
were sent to the subscribers of his political party via email
and text message, ultimately making him the most
technology savvy and “hip” candidate to date, thus
increasing his popularity among youth voters.
An unprecedented communication strategy was the "online
call tool”. Over one million calls were made from residential,
"Barack Obama built the biggest network of personal laptops and desktops.
supporters we've seen, using the Internet to
do it," Joe Trippi, an Internet political and
business consultant who pioneered the use
of the Internet in politics.
25. The Homogenization of
Cultural Differences of
ICT allows individuals to
Dr. Michael Finegan distributes coloring erroneously conclude that the
best course of action for another
books to tsunami-affected children in Galle,
Sri Lanka. Photo by CRS Staff
person is based solely on how
Hundreds of therapists
descended on on Indonesian they feel about it or how they
villagers offering PTSD would act in the same situation.
services after 2004 tsunami.
26. The Homogenization of
Cultural Differences of
“Ten years ago, we saw only one or two anorexics
each year,” says Dr. Sing Lee, a psychiatrist at The
Chinese University of Hong Kong (2007). “Now,
we see one new patient a month. Many are
ICT allows individuals to adapt the pathology
they’ve found in other cultures, developing the
symptoms they’ve read about on the Web.
Thus Anorexia, which was virtually unknown
in the Eastern cultures before 1980s, is fast
becoming as prevalent as it is in the West.
While health-on-the-web may empower in various
ways those who have access to the internet, the flip
side of this is that those without internet access may
become relatively more disadvantaged in health
matters. For them, the experience may be more one
of disempowerment through inability to take
advantage of new opportunities.
—Europe’s Digital Competitiveness
• Moot the Issues of
Interest to ICC OTP
• Foster Public Debate
• Open Discussion to a
• Explore the Complexity
of an Issue
• Provide Visibility for ICC
Ofﬁce of the Prosecutor’s
Facebook triggered a very quick reaction.
The (United Nations) Security Council
reacted in a few days; the U.N. General
Assembly reacted in a few days. ...
I think Libya is a new world.