The media landscape has changed forever. There is no sector of the economy that comes near to generating the performance of the INTERNET, which has established itself firmly in all areas of life and continues to expand. And even so, today we only see the tip of the iceberg. The markets of the future have merely been scratched. The perspectives of this medium as viewed by the experts are gigantic.
In the next few years the INTERNET will have a definite effect on our business world and on the work environment. New jobs will be created, new markets are going to be explored with new methods. Conventional communication systems shall fall by the wayside. Our present technology shall be history. No future-orientated enterprise will be able to secure its existence without taking this inescapable situation into account. Also the traditional journalism must adapt to these new media.
The free and open Internet we need and value is in danger!
Often country governments, authoritarian regimes, dictators, and cartels of phone companies control the access to the Internet. They want to reserve the right to censor free speech and block any applications they don't like on the network. The Wikileaks affair and recent events in North Africa and Mid-East have shown how access to the Internet can be easily disrupted.