Sir Arthur Clarke
– the father of the communication revolution
“As the country that saw the birth of both electronic and information technologies draws to a close, it seems that virtually everything we would wish to do in the field of communications is now technically possible. The only limitations are financial, legal or political. In time, I am sure most of these will disappear, leaving us with only the limitations of our own morality.
But we will have to work very hard to reach the stage where the new information channels and communications technology serve the needs and interests of all men, women and children in this world. During this century, we have achieved unprecedented capability of reaching out to the people anywhere on the planet, yet we have barely tapped this potential for information, education and awareness rising. I have been appalled to see much of the content that is beamed through television channels – and now becoming available through the rapidly spreading World Wide Web.
This is where the work of Worldview International Foundation stands out. For over 20 years, Worldview has maintained a steady commitment to harnessing the power of communications tools and media for sustainable human development. It has achieved this by producing quality material, training media professionals and enabling communities to understand and appreciate each other. Young Asia Television, Worldview’s recent initiative, exemplifies the organization’s philosophy: it is a brave attempt to provide an alternative voice to reach out to millions of people across the Asia Pacific region.
I would like o congratulate Worldview as it enters the new millennium, and wish them all success as they continue with their unfinished business.”
Sir Arthur Clarke CBE
Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Chancellor, International Space University