Government Communications in the Information Age by Dr. Jeff Ramsay, Coordinator BGCIS, published in the 22/3/09 edition of the Sunday Standard

source: Republic of Botswana (23/3/09): TAUTONA TIMES no 8 of 2009
The Weekly Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
“Democracy, Development, Dignity and Discipline”

D. Government Communications in the Information Age by Dr. Jeff Ramsay, Coordinator BGCIS, published in the 22/3/09 edition of the Sunday Standard (Botswana) newspaper:

In recent years Governments, like other public institutions, have been scrambling to adapt themselves to the 24/7 communications challenges of what is commonly referred to as the Global Information Age.

The emergence of online communication allows individuals and institutions to instantly access and transfer information across geographic and linguistic boundaries. This has resulted in what some describe as the digital economy. In this view the ongoing global financial crisis differs from past downturns in that transactions are being driven by the channelling of online information as well as the primary forces of production, supply and demand. Perhaps part of the problem of finding a way out of the current spiral lies in a gap in our collective understanding of [continue reading]



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