Topic: Internet and Trustworthiness Information
Summary:The Internet is the biggest information and communication channel in the world1. It facilitates access to information that has been contributed by tens of millions of users, from individual users to very large companies or organizations. Most of this information is available to all the users of the Internet. It is also possible for all these users to use different services of the Internet to communicate with each other through written communication, voice, video or many other forms of instant or asynchronous2 communication.
The Internet is a physical network of computers which can be accessed from computers or from other devices – such as cell phones – that are connected to it. The connection of a computer to the Internet can be done through a land telephone line, an optic fiber cable, a television cable, through local wireless communication (Wifi or other) or through a cell phone.
Internet users must consider carefully the source of the information that they find in the Internet, understanding who is the publisher and what is the objective of that person or organisation for publishing the information. The goal is to understand if the information is a collection of objective facts or it expresses somebody’s ideas or interpretation of the facts.
About the Speaker: Mr. Kheng Piseth is currently working as the Training Manager with the USAID-funded SPICE program, implemented by the Open Institute. The program facilitates social and business innovation using communications technology and improves communications in Khmer via mobile devices.
Mr. Kheng Piseth has previously worked for the KhmerOS program of the Open Institute (NGO) for the last eight years, reaching the position of Program Manager.
Language for Presentation: Khmer