The Digital Age: Perspectives of New Technologies, Freedom and Democracy in Iraq Today

  • 2024-05-22 01:06:00

Amidst rapid technological advancements that increasingly dominate the spheres of media, security, culture, and politics, along with significant radical transformations in global communication and technology, various risks and challenges have emerged for people worldwide. This is particularly evident in developing countries like Iraq, where the urgency to adapt to information technology and its new spaces is heightened, albeit amidst turbulence. This situation impacts communication methods and operational frameworks, influenced by social realities and levels of awareness. These factors compound the challenges and risks associated with what is now known as the "digital age," a phenomenon that has swiftly enveloped our planet, creating a new digital space.

In the context of the current new technological advances and their various risks, Iraq faces two primary challenges stemming from these transformations, which will be the focal points of the event:

Media Challenges: These challenges are intertwined with information technology's widespread proliferation; alongside the freedoms and errors it has engendered. Some errors stem from ignorance, as exercising freedoms necessitates an evolution in awareness and citizenship concepts. Others are intentional, serving the agendas of internal and external oppositional media entities.

Technological Challenges: Iraq citizens find themselves navigating a digital age filled with potential pitfalls, necessitating effective management, organization, risk awareness, and proficiency in advanced technologies. This digital space is open to the entire human population while the international community is struggling to set a framework with a common set of rules and principles to coordinate.