Weekly Round Table Discussion ‘Information for All’ UNESCO Programme
February 01, 2008
Ostroh Academy National University continues the round table discussion concerning ‘Information for All’ UNESCO Programme.
The forum was initiated by the Department of Documentation and Information and is headed by the lecturer Olena Shershniova. The most recent debate was held over Okinawa Charter on Global Information Society.
The participants’ aim was to make an outline of the basic provisions of the Okinawa Charter and the reasons for signing it. Moreover, the discussion touched the problems of so-called ‘information gap’ among the third world countries, and the positive aspects of InfoDEV (the Information for Development Program) for the countries of the ‘Great Eight’. The attention was also turned to the problem of monopolization of the information market and the analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of the global information policy was made. As an example, Ukraine’s stage of development in the mainframe of globalized infrastructure was analysed and the major problems were outlined.