the big and quickly technological development, especially when related to
communication, with the creation of Internet, the world has needed much
more the quickly information in all of the activities sectors, inclusive
in relation to the activists participation.
On the other hand, there still exists a big exclusion to this
modern mean of communication, just observing that as surveyed by Nua
Internet Surveys, from the 605,6 million that a are connected to internet,
Canada, USA, Europe, Asia and Pacific represents 560 million, showing that
internet access is limited in big scale to some countries, excluding
almost all of the other countries.
But, considering the importance of this kind of communication,
there are some motions for raising the access to information, as also for
democratizing it here in Brazil, as for example the Center for Digital
Inclusion and Community Education (USP/SP), bringing possibilities of
bigger participation of everybody in important questions, as politics,
economy, environment etc, bringing digital inclusion to population.
But, for occurring this, some attitudes are necessary as:
raising computer nets, mainly at
raising free general access to
estimulating virtual libraries
making telecommunication structure
make public services private,
creating governamental programs for
internet information divulgation;
creating public funds for
developing communitary programs for
- providing conditions for making easier defs’ participation, observing specific conditions for each kind of limnitation.
So, it’s necessary taking care about the subject, even because the
information access, especially environmental information is very
importyant to the development of programs and projects about environment
preservation, where men are included.
As data from the Digital Exclusion Map, from FGV (Fundação
Getúlio Vargas), at April, 10th, 2003, there is a constation
that just 8,31 % of Brazilian
people is connect to internet, and that the States where are the biggest
number of surfers are: 1º São Paulo, 2º Paraná, 3º Rio de Janeiro, 4º
Rio Grande do Sul e 5º Distrito Federal. Maranhão is the State where exists the biggest indices of digital
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