Digital Inclusion as Public Policy: Disputes in the Human Rights Field

SUR International Journal on Human Rights, v. 10, n. 18, Jun. 2013

32 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2014 Last revised: 11 Aug 2022

Date Written: February 21, 2014

Abstract

The main objective of this study is to examine digital inclusion as a field of State activity and public policies. We first examine some of the meanings attributed to digital inclusion and the public policy dilemmas that arise from them. We do this by referring to the discussions present in human rights literature, understanding the right to communication as one aspect of the issue. We subsequently defend the importance of approaching digital inclusion as a social right through the establishment of a dialogue with the field of education. We then present the concept of digital literacy, which looks far beyond access to ICTs, requiring that the social skills and practices necessary for society’s current technological juncture be defined in order for them to become the focus of new public policies.

Keywords: Digital inclusion, ICT, Human rights, Public policies, Digital literacy

Suggested Citation

Rosa, Fernanda R., Digital Inclusion as Public Policy: Disputes in the Human Rights Field (February 21, 2014). SUR International Journal on Human Rights, v. 10, n. 18, Jun. 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2399605 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2399605

Fernanda R. Rosa (Contact Author)

Virginia Tech ( email )

Blacksburg, VA
United States

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