The beginning of the Internet has brought about diverse opportunities for sharing information and knowledge in various languages. Today, anyone in principle can produce content, share it with the rest of the world and receive feedback.
Knowledge is to do with interactions between people in society — individuals, groups, government, professional societies, etc, each with their own agendas. Social cohesion results from accessibility to knowledge and the embodiment of societal experiences through culture. Knowledge is used through its creation, dissemination, and preservation.
It’s a community effort
UNESCO promotes openness, privacy and diversity, encompassing universal access, interoperability, freedom of expression and measures to resist any attempt to censor content.
Cultural diversity on-line should not be suppressed, but embraced.
That is why the issue of Internet “diversity” is high on the agenda here at the second annual Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A globe-spanning group of people from many different ethnicities, religions, economies and cultures has gathered here to talk about ways to broaden the spectrum of people who go on-line and encourage the development of more content that represents diverse languages, ages, abilities, and perspectives.
With the rise of new technologies, digital culture expands and reflects the wider social world off-line; it creates new cultural interactions, and those interactions reshape the real world.
8. Self- expression