China, Africa and the Re-shaping of Information Society: New Media, New Politics by Iginio GagliardoneChina is transforming Africas information space. It is assisting African broadcasters with extensive loans, training and exchange programs and has set up its own media operations on the continent in the form of CCTV Africa. In the telecommunications sector, China is helping African governments to expand access to the internet and mobile phones, with rapid and large-scale success. While Western countries have ambiguously linked the need to fight security threats with restrictions of the information space, China has been vocal in asserting the need to control communication to ensure stability and development.
Featuring a wealth of interviews with a variety of actors—from Chinese and African journalists in Chinese media to Chinese workers for major telecommunication companies—this highly original book demonstrates how China is both contributing to the “Africa rising” narrative while exploiting the weaknesses of Western approaches to Africa, which remain trapped between an emphasis on stability and service delivery, on the one hand, and the desire to advocate human rights and freedom of expression on the other. Arguing no state can be understood without attention to its information structure, the book provides the first assessment of China’s new model for the media strategies of developing states, and the consequences of policing Africa’s information space for geopolitics, security, and citizenship.
The Evolution of Traditional to New Media
Since their emergence around , the new media have significantly changed the way in which we, the consumers, view and interact with our everyday world. Developed countries already have access to advanced new media applications, while developing countries are continually making innovations and increasing their presence in the new media sector. New media in the information society discusses social, economic, educational, political and regulatory aspects of the new media, as well as their impact on society and users in general. New media in the information society guides the student through the world of new media? Large-scale issues such as e-government, cyber crime and Internet policy are explored, although the focus remains on the impact of new media on the individual. Revision questions are provided for each chapter. New media in the information society is aimed at senior undergraduate students who are studying new media courses or information and communication technology modules, as well as at students of telecommunications policy and regulation.
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It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Human-centredness: A Challenge to Post-industrial Europe? The key power in industrial society has been linked to the possession of capital and factory. In the "information society" it could be rather different. If one accepts that that the key power in the information society will be linked not so much to the ownership of information but to human creativity nourished by that information, the productive force of today and tomorrow, could be more and more the human brain. Making use of one's intelligence is always accompanied by positive emotion, which in turn further activates the intelligence.
An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. Its main drivers are digital information and communication technologies , which have resulted in an information explosion and are profoundly changing all aspects of social organization, including the economy ,  education , health , warfare , government  and democracy. This is one of many dozen labels that have been identified to suggest that humans are entering a new phase of society. The markers of this rapid change may be technological, economic, occupational, spatial, cultural, or some combination of all of these. Closely related concepts are the post-industrial society Daniel Bell , post-fordism , post-modern society, knowledge society , telematic society, Information Revolution , Information Age , liquid modernity , network society Manuel Castells , and society of the spectacle Guy Debord.