Spreading the news: the use of ICT to raise rural living standards

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Abstract

Twenty-first century technologies are rapidly spreading into rural Africa, Asia and Latin America. What prospects for broad-based socioeconomic and human development do these innovations open up in rural communities with poor socioeconomic prospects? Kgabo Ramoroka and Peter Jacobs look at how local communities benefit from the spread of state-of-the art information and communication technologies (ICT).