Alain Kiyindou is senior lecturer and now head of the Department of Information and Communication at Strasbourg’s Institut Universitaire de Technologie (Robert Schuman University). His major publications focus on the use of communications for development in Africa, with particular interest in the introduction of ICTs, the role of culture in the appropriation of information technologies, cultural diversity in the media, African content on the Internet, the Information Society, the information and/or digital divide. Born in the Congo, he has also studied and lived in Côte d’Ivoire, where he participated in the emergence of an independent press during the multi-party era by creating the newspaper Le Défi.

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