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I will not speculate about the reasons for Russia to make this kind of public effort, but the option of obtaining a scholarship outside of Uganda is definitely common amongst students and their prospects for the future. This all-consuming focus on migration and mobility among Internet users in Accra illustrates... 64 This citation illustrates an important point of this thesis. We have already discussed the promising idea of technological idealists and widespread notions that came out of events such as the World Summit of the Information Society about new communication technologies solving the problem of distance.

While on the one hand we found an awareness of suppression and marginalization, nourished by the dependency on foreign funding, people still reconstruct meaningful parts of their culture online and see the Internet as a space full of opportunities. Nonetheless, we have noticed that people see most of the opportunities in the Internet as a doorway to the already developed world. The Internet has increased the desire to move abroad because it has made visible the possibilities which are available elsewhere.

Have become more and more important for a complete Internet user experience, providing news, email services, weather and lifestyle, thus keeping the user within a corporate chain of sites and leaving the online back alleys largely undiscovered. Massive Passive The issue of free choice and unique identification within popular culture is problematized by theorists such as Adorno, who instead of finding variety, see standardization inherent in pop songs and other media forms. 42 The result is that the mass gets mediated in a sphere of passivity.

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