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The basic principles for building an information society

Fundamental Principles of Building an Inclusive Information Society to ensure that everyone can benefit from the opportunities that ICTs can offer, WSIS defined the following fundamental principles for building an inclusive information society:

  • The role of governments and all stakeholders in promoting ICTs for development.
  • Information and communication infrastructure as a critical foundation for an inclusive information society.
  • Access to information and knowledge.
  • Capacity building.
  • Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs.
  • Creating an enabling environment.
  • ICT applications and their contribution to all aspects of life.
  • Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity, and local content.
  • Media.
  • Ethical dimensions of the information society.
  • International and regional cooperation