Enriching the public domain
Knowledge Creation and Sharing for Equity and Creativeness
The second Pillar considers the role of media and communication in the knowledge generation and sharing process within society. At the core of this is the governance of knowledge production and dissemination in a manner that strikes a just and efficient balance between enabling widespread generation of creative knowledge, and maximising the use of such knowledge for the general social good. An important related principle is that knowledge funded by public funds should go into the public domain. It addition, it means ensuring that the information needed by specific communities is generated, and that accessing society’s knowledge is possible and affordable to all.
B1: Do the governance and practice of knowledge generation, ownership and sharing strike an equitable and efficient balance between supporting widespread creativity and enabling widespread use of knowledge?
B.2: Do knowledge and works supported by public funds automatically enter the public domain?
B3: Do all groups in society have affordable and equitable access to media, conventional and ICTs, for knowledge sharing?
B4: Do all social groups have reasonable opportunities to produce and disseminate knowledge via media and communication?
B5: Are there widespread skills and capacities to enable people and communities to utilise media and communication to achieve individual and collective goals?