Is a knowledge society possible without freedom of access to information?

  title={Is a knowledge society possible without freedom of access to information?},
  author={Peter Johan Lor and Johannes J. Britz},
  journal={Journal of Information Science},
  pages={387 - 397}
  • P. Lor, J. Britz
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Information Science
Modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) are seen not only as allowing global economic activities and the sharing of knowledge, but also as favouring transparency and democracy by creating space and a public sphere for civil society. The internet, and in particular the world wide web, have proved a powerful tool in both the manipulation of economic activities and the mobilization of civil society. Much is made of the democratizing effect of ICTs in e-government. Yet there are… 

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