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December 12, 2007

Asia-Pacific ethics under the spotlight

Filed under: News, Headlines — news_editor @ 12:23 am

UNESCO will hold a conference on the ethical dimensions of the information society in Hanoi, Vietnam, 16-18 January, 2008. In the fourth in a series of regional meetings, official, civil society and academic representatives from across Asia and the Pacific will gather to:

  • identify and discuss the issues considered priorities for Asia-Pacific region in the field of information and communication
  • raise stakeholders’ awareness of the ethical, legal and socio-economic dimensions of information and communication technologies
  • contribute to the drafting of a UNESCO code of ethics for the use of information and communication technology.

While issues of privacy and appropriate use of ICTs were prominent in Western consultations, matters of government control and access to technology are expected to dominate in Hanoi.

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