Internet as a tool for communication, information and participation
The case of tertiary students in Namibia
Between July and August 2001, I set out to investigate the conditions for Internet as tool for information and communication among tertiary students in Namibia: to what extent they had access to what back then was still a new tool, and what they used it for. In the longer perspective, I wanted to explore Internet’s potential to become a tool for participation in the democratic process in the hands of Namibian students. This article includes an update of the situation of the national ICT projects I studied during my field work.