New equities of information in an electronic age | The BMJ
peter.suber's bookmarks 2022-02-04
"The Third World needs First World informnation-how about the other way round?...
Information from all sources should be accorded equal access, equal economic value, and equal rights. This credo does not insist that the balance of information flow should be equal but, rather, asserts the principle of equity. We should also recognise the mutual interdependence of our information needs. Thus, even if it is only out of self interest, the West should open the gates of major indexes and networks to the countries of the Third World and buy, disseminate, and study their information."