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Communication and human development: the freedom connection?

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Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center convened a conversation at Harvard yesterday on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D).

Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Michael Spence joined Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts Yochai Benkler and Clotilde Fonseca in a public discussion of the role of communication and ICTs in human development, growth and poverty reduction. Michael Best moderated the discussion. What has changed, been learned, not been learned, needs to be learned, needs to be done most urgently?

Global Voices participated in the event as a media partner, and Ethan Zuckerman and Jen Brea have been twittering and live-blogging the event.

Part 1: Notes from the Harvard Forum on ICT4D
Part 2: Mobiles, Markets and making culture
Part 3: ICT and gender
Part 4: Are we settling for too late?
Part 5: ICT4D and, and, and…
Part 6: What do we need to know?
Part 7: Focus and health

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