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Title:Information trends in south africa with specific reference to the development of an information policy for the electronic media
Author:Overton, N.
Periodical:RSA 2000: gesprek met die toekoms
Geographic term:South Africa
Subject:computer science
Abstract:After summing up some complicating factors that face South African communication practitioners and after an historical perspective, the author discusses four trends in the development of an information strategy and analyses these in the context of the here-and-now South African situation. These trends, situated against the background of certain long-term worldwide trends in information, are: 1) an increasing number of media confronts the public with an overload of information; 2) information overload leads to alienation and resistance; 3) the development of information technology leads to a greater need for communication on a human level; and 4) basic information required to make political and economical decisions, is becoming the monopoly of an 'information elite'. Bibliogr., note.