Information Ethics for and from Africa


  • Rafael Capurro



This paper deals in the first part with some initiatives concerning the role of information ethics for Africa such as NEPAD, UN ICT and AISI particularly since the World Summit on the Information Society. Information Ethics from Africa is a young academic field. Not much has been published so far on the impact of ICT on African societies and cultures from a philosophical perspective. The second part of the paper analyses some recent research on this matter particularly with regard to the concept of ubuntu. Finally the paper addresses some issues of the African Conference on Information Ethics held in Pretoria, 3-5 February 2007




How to Cite

Capurro, Rafael. 2007. “Information Ethics for and from Africa”. The International Review of Information Ethics 7 (September). Edmonton, Canada:6-17.