Finding a voice through content creation

Watkins, J and Tacchi, J 2008, 'Finding a voice through content creation' in Jerry Watkins and Jo Tacchi (ed.) Participatory content creation for development: Principles and practices, UNESCO, New Delhi, India, pp. 13-20.

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Title Finding a voice through content creation
Author(s) Watkins, J
Tacchi, J
Year 2008
Title of book Participatory content creation for development: Principles and practices
Publisher UNESCO
Place of publication New Delhi, India
Editor(s) Jerry Watkins and Jo Tacchi
Start page 13
End page 20
Subjects Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Summary In any developing country, a prime ingredient for development is information. How that information is spread among people and how it is understood and used are also crucial, be it the latest research on fertilisers; agriculture or land development; town planning and community building; environment; disaster preparedness; HIV and AIDS; public health; human rights; education; cultural heritage etc. Useful information makes communities aware, and ICTs can promote the free-flow and dissemination of such information in an appropriate and cost-effective manner. Through ICT-based communication, the world really does become a global village where people from one country may learn about happenings in many other countries-as soon as the news breaks. If introduced sensitively and appropriately, moreover, ICTs can help some countries to leapfrog entire stages of economic growth through modernised production systems and increased competitiveness, similar to the Asian Tigers: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea. This publication is the logical culmination to the Finding a Voice collaboration.
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ISBN 9788189218225
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