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ERIC Number: ED446288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-9
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Informational and Cultural Situation in Developing Countries.
Nadirova, Goulnar
Cultural development of modern countries in the East, including the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a complicated and contradictory process, where common cultural ways were shaped differently and specifically in the countries. Common historical fate has influenced this development and given these countries some common problems, but there is some progress and new ideas are replacing the post-colonial way of thinking. One of the most important and distinct features of the modern world is the infinitely expanding ability of information suppliers. Information serves for communication, learning, a means of controlling society, and a weapon allowing some cultures to dominate others. The info-cultural space is an area whose borders do not match geographical, political, or economic borders of the modern world. The West has the necessary technical resources to easily penetrate info-cultural borders not protected by any laws or conventions. One defense of third world countries to aggression in this sphere is religion, especially in the most concentrated, aggressive form of traditionalism: fundamentalism. Kazakhstan has legislative measures to limit foreign participation in mass media. Special measures must be taken to protect the national info-cultural space. They should be worked out by government and non-governmental organizations. Each country's distinct culture must be given all the opportunities to develop and flourish. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Kazakhstan