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Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2005/2006

Edited by Chin Saik Yoon

 

This latest volume offers authoritative reports on how 29 economies are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in business, government and civil society written by senior authors who live and work in the region. Included are three subregional chapters on the Pacific Island States, ASEAN and APEC.

Also included are four thematic chapters on various facets of the information society:

Building information societies: Bridging the digital divide in Asia Pacific
Internet governance: Urgent issues for Asia Pacific
Social, political and cultural aspects of ICT: E-governance, popular participation and international politics
Appropriate ICT for Asia Pacific: Opting for open source, localisation, internationalisation and free access

The publication reviews how ICT are being deployed across the Asia Pacific to support socioeconomic development of countries and territories in the region. It focuses on nine important areas:

Local online content
Online services
Industries
Key national initiatives
Enabling policies
Regulatory environment
Open source movement
Research and development
Trends

Parts of the publication are available for free download at
http://www.digital-review.org
.

 
Contents of the book

Foreword by Claude-Yves Charron, Maria Ng Lee Hoon and Shahid Akhtar
Preface by Chin Saik Yoon

Quantitative evidence for the digital divide by George Sciadas

Issues for the region

Building information societies: Bridging the digital divide in Asia Pacific by Gopi Pradhan, Chin Saik Yoon, João Câncio Freitas, Malika Ibrahim, Huixin Ke, Muhammad Aimal Marjan, Jamshed Masood and Esther Batiri Williams

Internet governance: Urgent issues for Asia Pacific by Adam Peake

Social, political and cultural aspects of ICT: E-governance, popular participation and international politics by Lelia Green, Emmanuel C. Lallana, Masoud Shafiee and Zaharom Nain

Appropriate ICT for Asia Pacific: Opting for open source, localisation, internationalisation and free access by Onno W. Purbo, Chin Saik Yoon, Samudra Haque, Keisuke Kamimura, Thaweesak Koanantakool, Sushil Pandey, Nguyen Trung Quynh and Kalaya Udomvitid

Asia-Pacific ICTs: An overview of diversity by Chin Saik Yoon

.af Afghanistan by Muhammad Aimal Marjan
.au Australia by Lelia Green
.bd Bangladesh by Samudra E. Haque
.bn Brunei by Yong Chee Tuan
.bt Bhutan by Gopi Pradhan
.cn China by Huixin Ke
.hk Hong Kong by John Yat Chu Fung
.id Indonesia by Onno W. Purbo
.in India by Madanmohan Rao
.ir Iran by Masoud Shafiee
.jp Japan by Keisuke Kamimura, Motohiro Tsuchiya and Adam Peake
.kh Cambodia by Norbert Klein
.kr South Korea by Jong-Sung Hwang
.la Laos by Phonpasit Phissamay
.lk Sri Lanka by Nalaka Gunawardene
.mm Myanmar by Khin Aye Wyn
.mn Mongolia by Lkhagvasuren Ariunaa
.mo Macau by Eric Sautedé
.mv Maldives by Malika Ibrahim
.my Malaysia by Zaharom Nain
.np Nepal by Basanta Shrestha and Sushil Pandey
.nz New Zealand by Danny Butt
.ph Philippines by Emmanuel C. Lallana
.pk Pakistan by Jamshed Masood
.sg Singapore by Goh Seow Hiong
.th Thailand by Hugh Thaweesak Koanantakool
.tp/.tl Timor-Leste by João Câncio Freitas and Abdullah Zainol Abidin
.tw Taiwan by Ching-Yi Liu
.vn Vietnam by Nguyen Trung Quynh

Review of subregions

Pacific Island States by Esther Batiri Williams

Association of Southeast Asian Nations by Lorraine Carlos Salazar and Shelah D. Lardizabal

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation by Lorraine Carlos Salazar and Shelah D. Lardizabal

 
 
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