Information affluence for the developing world: the vision and work of WorldSpace

The author, founder and Chairman of WorldSpace Corporation, describes the creation of the WorldSpace Foundation to promulgate access to information in the developing world. WorldSpace has launched a digital radio service, and has gained licences to broadcast in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, with the aim of closing the gap between rich and poor countries' access to information. He argues that such access is a sufficient condition for development.