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One Hundred Basic Terms

Access to information and knowledge


1. Assuring that there is universal availability of the strategies and tools essential for the effective use of knowledge: it means accessibility to networks, infrastructures and services, as well as the content that is relevant for political and socio-cultural citizenship; it is a facility that enables citizens to communicate with the relevant outside world.

2. Access to information and knowledge as a subject of discussion. The problem arises and is being solved in the process of solving contradictions between a trend to transborder monopolization and standardization of ICTs and information and a trend to decentralization and adjustment of them to local tasks.

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