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Intercultural information ethics: foundations and applications

Rafael Capurro (Stuttgart Media University, Stuttgart, Germany)

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

ISSN: 1477-996X

Article publication date: 27 June 2008




This paper aims to examine the present status of the research field intercultural information ethics (IIE) including the foundational debate as well as specific issues.


A critical overview of the recent literature of the field is given.


The present IIE debate focuses on a narrow view of the field leaving aside comparative studies with non‐digital media as well as with other epochs and cultures. There is an emphasis on the question of privacy but other issues such as online communities, governmentality, gender issues, mobile phones, health care and the digital divide are on the agenda.


The paper addresses basic issues of IIE that may open new vistas for research and practice in this field.



Capurro, R. (2008), "Intercultural information ethics: foundations and applications", Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 116-126.



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