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To Know or not to Know: A Moral Reflection on Information Poverty
  • J. Britz
  • Economics
    J. Inf. Sci.
  • 1 June 2004
TLDR
It is argued in this article that information poverty is a serious moral concern and a matter of social justice and as such should be on the world’s moral agenda of social responsibility.
The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies
  • J. Britz
  • Economics
    J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 2010
TLDR
This page shows one of recommendation of the book that you need to read, the oxford handbook of information and communication technologies, written by an experienced author.
Making the global information society good: A social justice perspective on the ethical dimensions of the global information society
  • J. Britz
  • Political Science
    J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 1 May 2008
TLDR
The article discusses the application of social justice as a moral tool that has universal moral validity and which can be used to address the main ethical challenges of the Information Society.
Understanding Information Ethics
Ethics can be defined as that branch of philosophy that studies human behaviour in terms of what is good or bad regarding relationships with themselves, others and their environment. Ethical actions
Is a knowledge society possible without freedom of access to information?
TLDR
It is argued from an ethical perspective, and more specifically from a perspective of social justice that, while a technologically oriented concept of the information society may not be incompatible with severe state control, a more multi-dimensional knowledge society cannot develop under such circumstances.
On considering the application of Amartya Sen's capability approach to an information-based rights framework
TLDR
It is suggested that individuals’ ability to access and use information is influenced by their relative capabilities, and those advocating for information-based rights must adjust their focus to include not only achieving access, but also the fostering of human capabilities.
Western privacy and/or Ubuntu? Some critical comments on the influences in the forthcoming data privacy bill in South Africa
There is a worldwide concern growing regarding the increasing potential threats to the personal privacy of individuals caused by technologies and governments. The international response of
A Moral Reflection on the Information Flow From South to North: an African Perspective
In most discussions of the digital divide, the emphasis is on assisting developing nations by facilitating the flow of information resources from the developed countries to the developing – a
A Moral Reflection on the Digitization of Africa's Documentary Heritage
Reflexions portant sur les questions suivantes: combien d'Africains seront-ils capables de profiter de la numerisation de l'heritage africain? Qui selectionne le materiel destine a etre numerise?
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