Year: 2014 | Month: June | Volume 2 | Issue 1
ICT for Peace: A Philosophical Perspective
Sujoy Paul and Sanat Kumar Rath
Since the last few decades the civilized world has witnessed an unprecedented explosion in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). The development and use of different electronic media have made it possible for millions of people to have fast access to huge information resources stored in different places on the planet, to communicate with each other, and to handle information presented in various forms. These technologies offer brilliant prospects in the process of peacebuilding and peace-keeping (Hattotuwa, 2004). In fact, the role of ICT in peace-building has gained increased recognition in the last few decades. Today, ICT is looked upon as a key to a promising new era, in which important policy decisions at different levels could be made on the basis of real discussions focused on real facts. Therefore, it is believed that ICT can be a huge aid in the effort to build lasting peace by helping people to better communicate with each other, and by allowing them to have access to
critical, real-time information, to make decisions, and to understand each other better.
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