Tag Archives: ICT

Broadband Access in Brazil, a Frustrating Reality

The emerging Brazilian economy has struggled to keep the pace of developed countries when it comes to broadband Internet penetration. As Brazil will be hosting the World Cup soccer tournament in 2014, followed by the Rio Olympics in 2016, having … Continue reading

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Broadband Penetration: A Matter of Access

In many cases when communicating on the digital divide the focus is on whether there is access to the Internet and information and communication technology (ICT) or not.  By exploring the multiple issues that influence broadband penetration it further opens … Continue reading

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Cyberinfrastructure: A Foundation for Innovation

The first thought that comes to mind when I think of cyberinfrastructure is one of potential advancement through collaboration.  To get better acquainted with the concept, let’s discuss what the term cyberinfrastructure references.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) in the … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries

Developing countries have always been target audiences for media markets. In certain countries, like Brazil for example, there are more Hollywood movies been screened on theaters than national production. These countries are great Western movies consumers and have been receiving … Continue reading

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Copyrights versus rights to access information

Digital or not, the timeless dilemma of intellectual property rights comes from conflicts of different perspectives. From artists’ perspective, protect their rights and make a living to make their arts sustainable. From consumer’s perspective, they want to be able to … Continue reading

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Civil Society’s struggle to make its voice heard

Freedom of expression is shown valuable in a democratic society not only when civilians and organizations have the ability to express themselves, but also when their voices and concerns are taken into consideration. When it comes to the ICT world, … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression & Technology

Coming from a country where “Freedom of Expression” is scarce, I more often think of this issue from a political angle and put it into different boxes labeled by nation-states. Therefore I found this week’s readings quite interesting because they … Continue reading

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